According to the weekly report by the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) on the evolution of the pandemic, the average number of daily cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus within five days has dropped from 10,080 to 7,690 nationwide.

The document also adds that the average value of the Rt between 4 and the 8 July was 0.89 in Portugal and 0.90 on the mainland, slightly higher than the 0.88 recorded in the previous period.

According to INSA, all regions register an Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the virus that causes covid-19 - below the threshold of 1, with the exception of the Algarve, which is at 1, 00.

The North has an Rt of 0.89, the Centre of 0.90, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo of 0.88, the Alentejo of 0.94, the Azores of 0.87 and Madeira of 0.88.

“All regions, with the exception of the North region, have an incidence rate of more than 960 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days”, with the highest in the Algarve (1,919.3), followed by Madeira (1,513.8) and the Azores (1,511.6), indicates INSA.