According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 1,736 fewer cases of infection, with six more 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 hospitalizations for the Monday before the report was published on Fridays.

Based on this criterion, the bulletin indicates that, last Monday, 525 people were hospitalized, 47 more than on the same day of the previous week, with 34 patients in intensive care units, minus one.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 57 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, having registered a 23% reduction in relation to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus has dropped to 0.87.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 2,300 cases between October 25 and 31, 210 less than in the previous period, and 19 deaths, less four.

The Central region accounted for 823 cases (minus 1,261) and 13 deaths (plus six) and the North totalled 1,440 cases of infection (minus 207) and 12 deaths (minus three).

In the Alentejo there were 292 positive cases (25 more) and six deaths (five more) and in the Algarve there were 220 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (85 less) and one death (one more).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 247 new infections in the last seven days (minus two) and no deaths, while Madeira recorded 598 cases in that period (plus four) and two deaths (plus one), according to data from the DGS.

According to the report, the age group between 60 and 69 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (1,151), followed by people between 70 and 79 years old (912), while young people in the 10 to 19 years old were the group with the fewest infections this week (188).