According to the weekly report by the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Rt at a national level dropped from 1.23 to 1.13, but all regions present an average of this five-day indicator greater than 1, which “indicates an increasing trend” of infections.

The North has an Rt of 1.12, the Centre with 1.06, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo with 1.20, the Alentejo with 1.09, the Algarve with 1.12, the Azores with 1.21 and the Madeira with 1.18, according to the report.

The value of the Rt – which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the virus – has been greater than 1 since April 26.

The data released today also advance that the average number of daily cases of infection within five days went from 22,805 to 29,101 in Portugal, being slightly lower on the mainland (27,851).