According to the situation report of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), the total number of new cases in the last week represents a drop of 1,158 compared to the previous week, putting the incidence of the disease at 166 per 100 thousand inhabitants, a drop of 6% in the same period.

The infection transmissibility index (Rt) stood at 0.99 in the last week.

As for hospital occupancy in the mainland due to Covid-19, on September 5 it was 431 beds, 39 less than the previous week, with 33 people hospitalised in intensive care units, three less than the previous week.

In the period under analysis, 47 people died from Covid-19, two more than the previous week, putting mortality at 05 per million inhabitants, which represents a growth of 4% in a week.

By regions, only the autonomous region of Madeira recorded a weekly increase in new cases, with 66 more cases and a total of 616 new confirmed infections.

The North region recorded 5,614 new cases (316 less in a week) and 21 deaths (nine more).

The Central region accounted for 3,686 new cases (293 less) and eight deaths (no weekly variation).

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 4,942 new cases (minus 312) and 14 deaths (minus four).

In the Alentejo there were 574 new infections (minus 48) and one death (minus two); and in the Algarve there were 903 new cases (65 less) and two deaths (one more).

The Azores, on the other hand, registered 709 new infections (minus 190) and one death (no weekly variation).

According to the report, most of the new cases were distributed among the age groups between 30 and 79 years old. Hospitalizations, on the other hand, are mostly concentrated in the age groups between 70 and 79 years old and those over 80 years old. In ICU admissions, most patients are at least 60 years old.

The deaths occurred almost all in people aged 70 or over.