According to the epidemiological bulletin released by the General Directorate of Health (DGS), at national level, the incidence rate has risen, since Wednesday, from 349.8 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days to the current 374.

Considering only mainland Portugal, this indicator also registered an increase of 351.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants to 376.5.

The Rt – which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the virus – registered a slight decrease nationally, from 1.15 to 1.13 between Wednesday and today, decreasing from 1.16 to 1.14 at the level of mainland Portugal.

The Rt data and the incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within 14 days - indicators that make up the risk matrix for monitoring the pandemic - are updated by the health authorities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.