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Thursday, 4 February 2021

Portugal: Seven municipalities at higher risk from Covid-19


There are now seven cities in the Algarve that are at a high risk of Covid-19 infection. Among the 308 municipalities in the country, 234 are at the highest risk level. In other words, three of the four counties are at extremely high risk of infection. In the Algarve, most of the extremely high-risk cities are in the eastern part of the region. 


The Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. It has an area of 4,997 km2 with 451,006 permanent inhabitants and incorporates 16 municipalities.


The region has its administrative centre in the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport and public university, the University of Algarve, are located. The region coincides with Faro District. 


Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, different types of fruit such as oranges, figs, plums, carob beans, and almonds, are also economically important in the region.

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