According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 2,049 more cases of infection, with the same number of 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, 422 people were hospitalised, 24 less than on the same day of the previous week, with 27 patients in intensive care units, a number that has not changed.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 178 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered an increase of 13% compared to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus went from 0.98 to 1.02.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 6,048 cases between September 13 and 19, 870 more than in the previous period, and eight deaths, ten fewer.

The Central region accounted for 3,437 cases (81 more) and eight deaths (four less) and the North totalled 6,031 cases of infection (620 more) and 16 deaths (12 more).

In the Alentejo, there were 653 positive cases (19 less) and two deaths (two more) and in the Algarve there were 1,115 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (465 more) and two deaths (one less).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 299 new infections in the last seven days (minus 130) and no deaths for the second consecutive week, while Madeira recorded 732 cases in that period (plus 162) and one death (plus one), according to the DGS data.

According to the report, the age group between 50 and 59 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (2,936), followed by people between 60 and 69 years old (2,829), while young people between 10 and 19 years old were the group with the fewest infections (874) this week.

Of the total admissions, 163 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (114) and from 60 to 69 years old (61).