The WHO has ranked incidences in the past seven days, with the Portuguese destination showing a 74-per-cent increase to 345 cases per 100,000, taking it to nineth in the WHO’s European Region Covid-19 Subnational Explorer chart. Thirteen of the WHO’s top 20 regions showing the most Covid cases per proportion of the population are in the UK, headed by Tayside, with 677 cases per 100,000, as measured on 2 July.
Cyprus is the next big UK tourist destination mentioned outside the top 10. It holds 12th position, with a 191-per-cent increase in the past week to 328 cases per 100,000. Seventeenth place Lisbon is up 26 per cent at 274 cases per 100,000.
Further down, Spain’s Catalunya takes 21st position with a 213-per-cent increase to 226 cases per 100,000. Since May, travel restrictions in the EU have been relaxed.