According to the epidemiological bulletin, which from today is no longer daily and becomes weekly, the number of confirmed cases of infection rose by 11,963 compared to the previous week, with a reduction of 36 deaths in the comparison between the two periods.

As for hospital occupancy in mainland Portugal due to covid-19, the DGS starts to disclose on Fridays the data of hospitalisations referring to the Monday before the publication of the report and based on this criterion, the bulletin indicates that, on the last Monday, On Monday, 1,225 people were hospitalized, 133 fewer than on the same day of the previous week, and 78 patients were in intensive care units, 18 less.

According to the DGS bulletin, the first to present weekly data, the cumulative seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 770 cases, having risen 18% in relation to the previous week, while the transmissibility index (Rt) it stood at 0.99.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded a total of 30,744 cases between March 1 and 7, 7,866 more than in the previous period, and 53 deaths, less eight.

The North totalled 12,928 cases of infection, 1,001 less than the previous week, and 38 deaths, 21 less, while in the Center 16,808 infections were reported (2,166 more) and 45 deaths (three more).

In Alentejo, there were 5,614 positive cases (plus 1,448) and seven deaths (minus six) and in the Algarve there were 5,349 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (plus 952) and five deaths (minus seven).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 3,379 new infections between March 1 and 7 (632 less) and seven deaths (two more), while Madeira recorded 4,456 cases in those seven days (1,164 more) and five deaths (one more).

According to the DGS, the age group of young people between 10 and 19 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (18,639), followed by people between 20 and 29 years old (12,990), while the elderly with over 80 years old were the group with the fewest infections (3,251).

Of the total admissions, 552 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (270) and from 60 to 69 years old (153).

The DGS bulletin also mentions that, in the first week of March, 105 elderly people over 80 years old, 36 people between 70 and 79 years old, 12 between 60 and 69 years old, six between 50 and 59 years old and one between 40 and 49 years old died.

Regarding vaccination against covid-19, the bulletin adds that 100% of the age groups of people over 80 years old, between 65 and 79 years old and between 50 and 64 years old are fully vaccinated against covid-19.

As for the booster dose of immunization against SARS-CoV-2, 94% of the elderly over 80 years old have already received it, as well as 96% of people between 65 and 79 years old, 82% between 50 and 64 years old, 56% between 25 and 49 years old and 40% between 18 and 24 years old.