According to the DGS weekly epidemiological report, there were 1,615 fewer infections and six fewer deaths in the period under review compared to the previous week.

The bulletin also indicates that, last Monday, 568 people were hospitalised, 111 less than on the same day of the previous week, with 43 patients in intensive care units, minus five.

The DGS began to release data on hospitalisations for the Monday before the report was published on Fridays, limiting them to the mainland.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 191 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a 7% decrease compared to the previous week, with the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus to rise to 0.89 (from 0.83).

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 7,126 cases between August 2 and 8, 840 less than in the previous period, and 18 deaths, three less.

The North region accounted for 4,696 cases (minus 282) and 12 deaths (minus three) and the Center totalled 3,403 infections (minus 201) and 16 deaths, five more than in the previous period.

In the Algarve, 1,440 positive cases were recorded (74 more) and five deaths (five less than the previous week) and in the Alentejo there were 1,056 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (212 less) and six deaths (the same number in relation to the previous balance).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 1,114 new infections between August 2nd and 8th, (92 less) and one death (same number as the previous week), while Madeira recorded 808 cases (62 less) and four deaths (the same number). compared to last week), according to DGS data.

According to the report, the age group between 40 and 49 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (3,111), followed by people between 50 and 59 years old (3,018), while children up to at age 9 they were the group with the fewest infections (795) in the week under analysis.

Of the total admissions, 214 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (148) and from 60 to 69 years old (75).