According to the weekly epidemiological bulletin, the number of confirmed cases of infection dropped by 3,189 compared to the previous week, however, there was an increase of 13 deaths in the comparison between the two periods.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 731 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a 4% reduction compared to the previous week, while the transmissibility index (Rt) was up at 0.97, down from 1.02 in the last report.

By regions, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded a total of 29,643 cases between March 15 and 21, 2,301 less than in the previous period, and 46 deaths, 10 more.

The Central region accounted for 15,051 cases (829 less) and 40 deaths (two more), and the North totalled 13,357 cases of infection, 259 more than the previous week, and 24 deaths, less one.

In the Alentejo, 5,238 positive cases were recorded (190 less) and 11 deaths (same as last week) and in the Algarve there were 4,816 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (555 less) and six deaths (two less).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 2,216 new infections between 15 and 21 March (133 less) and three deaths (one more), while Madeira recorded 4,955 cases in those seven days (560 more) and seven deaths (three more).

According to the DGS, the age group between 40 and 49 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (12,752), followed by people between 30 and 39 years old (10,411), while people over 80 were the group with the fewest infections (4,410)

Of the total admissions, 547 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (225) and from 60 to 69 years old (141).

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, 95% 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, 57% between 25 and 49 years old and 41% between 18 and 24 years old.