According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 7,575 fewer cases of infection, with a reduction of 27 deaths in the comparison between the two periods.

As for hospital occupancy in mainland Portugal due to covid-19, the DGS started to release data on hospitalisations for the Monday before the report was published on Fridays.

Based on this criterion, the bulletin indicates that, last Monday, 1,213 people were hospitalized, 228 less than on the same day of the previous week, with 72 patients in intensive care units, minus nine.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 635 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a 10% decrease compared to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus remained at 0.88.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 29,049 cases between June 28 and July 4, 4,251 less than in the previous period, and 55 deaths, 10 less.

The Central region accounted for 9,208 cases (minus 744) and 16 deaths (minus nine) and the North totalled 15,423 cases of infection (minus 906) and 18 deaths (minus 17).

In the Alentejo, 2,902 positive cases were recorded (minus 371) and five deaths (plus two) and in the Algarve there were 4,501 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (minus 73) and 11 deaths (plus three).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 2,272 new infections between June 28 and July 4 (less 677) and three deaths (less one), while Madeira recorded 2,009 cases in those seven days (less 699) and 15 deaths (plus five), according to DGS data.