Regarding mainland Portugal, the joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health and the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge, released today, reveals that the incidence rate (average of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days) has dropped from 196, 1 to 177.9.

The Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person carrying the virus - is currently 0.83 nationally and 0.82 in mainland Portugal.

On Wednesday it was at 0.84 nationally and 0.83 in mainland Portugal.

The Rt data and the incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within 14 days - indicators that make up the risk matrix for monitoring the pandemic - are updated by the health authorities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The risk level in the covid-19 pandemic monitoring matrix is ​​fixed at 480 cases per 100,000 population at 14 days.

According to the Government portal for covid-19, “the monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic will continue to be carried out based on the indicators of incidence and Rt, adapted according to the evolution of vaccination (alert level is 240, level risk is 480)".