By regions, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo was where there were the most infections during the last month, with almost 32,000, but it was the Algarve that registered the highest percentage increase in cases of Covid-19, with 24 percent, from 22,653 to 28,205.
During the last month, the North is no longer the region of the country with the most cases of infection recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, a leadership that has been assumed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with a difference of just under two thousand cases .
Between June 14 and July 14, the number of infections in the North increased 4 percent, from 342,464 to 356,182, according to data from the DGS.
Regarding the other regions, confirmed cases also increased 4 percent in the Center (from 120,517 to 125,267) within a month, 5 percent in Alentejo (from 30,438 to 31,980), 14.5 percent in the Azores (from 5,799 to 6,640) and 3.4 percent in Madeira (from 9,789 to 10,123).
With regard to active cases in the country, they increased from 25,403 to the current 47,108, which represents a growth of 85 percent.
Despite being very far from the figures from the beginning of the year, the evolution of the pandemic in the last month is also reflected in the pressure on the National Health Service, with an increase of 115 percent in admissions (from 340 to 14 June to 734 to 14 July) and 122 percent in intensive care (from 77 to 171 on Wednesday).
Despite this greater pressure on the National Health Service the number of deaths registered only saw a slight increase of 0.8 percent, with 135 more deaths in the period under review for a total of 17,182 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.
The pace of vaccine administration has also accelerated in the last month, from 42 percent to 60 percent of the population with the first dose (from about 4.3 million to 6.2 million people), while the number of users who completed the vaccination rose from 25 percent to 42 percent (from about 2.5 million to 4.3 million).
People between 50 and 64 years old and between 25 and 49 years old were the age groups with the most significant growth in inoculations since June 13, going from 69 percent to 90 percent and from 19 percent to 57 percent with the first dose, respectively.