According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 57,959 more cases of infection, with 47 more deaths in the comparison between the two periods.

According to data from the DGS, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 1,529 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a growth of 58% in relation to the previous week, while the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 went from 1.13 to 1.23.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 46,824 cases between 10 and 16 May, 17,969 more than in the previous period, and 57 deaths, 29 more.

The Central region accounted for 28,232 cases (plus 7,303) and 54 deaths (plus 18) and the North totalled 63,487 cases of infection (plus 27,553) and 50 deaths (minus five).

In the Alentejo, 7,744 positive cases were recorded (plus 1,992) and 16 deaths (plus four) and in the Algarve there were 5,405 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (plus 1,878) and seven deaths (minus two).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 4,320 new infections between 10 and 16 May (952 more) and four deaths (the same number as the previous week), while Madeira recorded 1,490 cases in those seven days (312 more) and three deaths (three more).

According to the DGS, the age group between 40 and 49 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (27,434), followed by people between 50 and 59 years old (24,407), while children up to nine years were the group with the fewest infections (7,229) this week.