“From the analysis of the different indicators, the Covid-19 epidemic maintains a very high transmissibility, although with a slight decrease”, says the the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA).

According to the report, the cumulative incidence at seven days was 602 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Portugal, “emphasising the increasing trend in the Azores, while the other regions show a decreasing trend”.

On Monday, the specific mortality by Covid-19 was at 28.6 deaths within 14 days per one million inhabitants, which corresponds to an increase of 2% compared to the previous period.

This value continues to be above the threshold of 20 deaths within 14 days per one million inhabitants defined by the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) and which constitutes one of the references determined by the Government for the country to move to a level without restrictions.

“Mortality from all causes is within the expected values ​​for the time of year, which indicates a reduced impact of the pandemic on mortality”, the report also adds.