According to the weekly epidemiological bulletin, the number of confirmed cases of infection dropped by 811 compared to the previous week, with a reduction of 39 deaths in the comparison between the two periods.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 762 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a slight reduction of 1% compared to the previous week, while the transmissibility index (Rt) stood at 1.02, up from 0.99 in the last report.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded a total of 31,950 cases between March 8 and 14, 1,228 more than in the previous period, and 36 deaths, less 18.

The North totalled 13,103 cases of infection, 194 more than the previous week, and 25 deaths, minus 13, while in the Centre 15,894 infections were reported (902 minus) and 38 deaths (7 minus).

In the Alentejo, there were 5,431 positive cases (182 less) and 11 deaths (four more) and in the Algarve there were 5,367 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (26 more) and eight deaths (two more).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 2,335 new infections between March 8 and 14 (minus 1,070) and two deaths (minus five), while Madeira recorded 4,384 cases in those seven days (minus 105) and three deaths (minus two).

According to the DGS, the age group of young people between 10 and 19 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (13,409), followed by people between 20 and 29 years old (10,879), while the elderly over 80 years old were the group with the fewest infections (3,932).

Of the total admissions, 503 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (244) and from 60 to 69 years old (151).