According to the report, the total number of cases in the
previous week represents a weekly variation of less than 4,382 cases, with the
incidence set at 148 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a drop of 22% compared to
the previous week.
“The covid-19 epidemic maintained a high incidence, with a
decreasing trend. The number of hospitalisations for covid-19 and specific
mortality for covid-19 show a decreasing trend. Surveillance of the
epidemiological situation of covid-19 should be maintained, recommending the
maintenance of individual protection measures, booster vaccination and frequent
communication of these measures to the population”, recommends the DGS.
The 43 deaths represent a decrease of 20 cases compared to
the previous week and the mortality per million inhabitants was four, a
decrease of 32%.
Hospital admissions recorded a slight drop, with a total of
559 admissions in the last week, 9 less than in the previous week, and 39
admissions to intensive care units, a weekly variation of minus four.
“The ratio between the number of hospitalised and infected
people was 0.24, indicating a lower severity of the infection, similar to what
has been observed since the beginning of 2022”, says the DGS.
By region, the report reveals that Lisbon and Vale do Tejo
was the region where the most new cases were registered, with 5,244 records
(-1,860 than the previous week), followed by the North region with 3,964 cases
(-727) and the Central region with 2,878 (-518).
The Alentejo and Algarve were the only regions to register
an increase in the number of hospitalisations, and the Alentejo also recorded
an increase in the number of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU).
The number of deaths decreased in all regions of the
country, with the Azores not recording any deaths from covid-19 in the last