“The analysis of the different indicators reveals a reduced intensity in epidemic activity, with a decreasing trend at the national level, as well as a reduced pressure on health services and impact on mortality with a decreasing trend”, states the “red lines” report.

According to the risk analysis of the General Directorate of Health (DGS) and the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), the incidence of new infections by SARS-CoV-2 per 100,000 inhabitants, accumulated in the last 14 days, it is now at 98 cases, with a decreasing trend at the national level.

The coronavirus transmissibility index (Rt) has a value of less than 1, also indicating a decreasing trend in the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections at the national level - 0.89 - and in all regions.

The age group with the highest cumulative incidence at 14 days corresponded to children aged 0 to 9 years - 157 cases per 100,000 inhabitants - which, however, shows a steady downward trend.

The group of elderly people aged 80 or over, on the other hand, has an incidence of new infections of 89 cases, which "reflects a risk of infection lower than the risk of the general population", the document adds.

According to data from DGS and INSA, the number of covid-19 patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) on the continent also follows this decreasing evolution, corresponding to 27% of the defined critical value of 255 beds occupied, when last week this indicator was at 29%.