According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 18,950 more cases of infection, with two 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, 1,119 people were hospitalized, 89 less than on the same day of the previous week, of which 60 patients were in intensive care units, plus 11.

According to data from the DGS, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 740 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a growth of 33% in relation to the previous week, while the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was at 1.03.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 22,213 cases between April 26 and May 2, 3,497 more than in the previous period, and 30 deaths, less five.

The Central region accounted for 16,706 cases (plus 5,460) and 34 deaths (minus four) and the North totalled 24,903 cases of infection (plus 7,596) and 42 deaths (plus 16).

In the Alentejo, there were 4,821 positive cases (plus 1,190) and nine deaths (minus four) and in the Algarve there were 2,988 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (plus 513) and three deaths (minus two).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 3,105 new infections between April 26 and May 2 (886 more) and three deaths (the same number as the previous week), while Madeira recorded 1,447 cases in those seven days (192 less) and four deaths (plus one).