According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 16,279 fewer cases of infection, with a reduction of 10 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 hospitalisations for the Monday before the report was published on Fridays.

Based on this criterion, the bulletin indicates that, last Monday, 1,140 people were hospitalised, 73 less than on the same day of the previous week, with 57 patients in intensive care units, minus 15.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 475 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a 25% decrease compared to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus rose slightly from 0.88 to 0.89.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 21,144 cases between 5 and 11 July, 7,850 less than in the previous period, and 49 deaths, less eight.

The Central region accounted for 7,183 cases (minus 2,010) and 16 deaths (minus one) and the North totalled 11,236 cases of infection (minus 4,168) and 22 deaths (plus three).

In the Alentejo, 2,283 positive cases were recorded (615 less) and eight deaths (three more) and in the Algarve there were 3,447 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (1,016 less) and 12 deaths (one less).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 2,099 new infections between July 5th and 11th (minus 146) and two deaths (minus one), while Madeira recorded 1,514 cases in those seven days (minus 474) and 10 deaths (minus five), according to DGS data.

According to the report, the age group between 40 and 49 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (8,132), followed by people between 50 and 59 years old (7,803), while children up to at age 9 they were the group with the fewest infections (2,326) this week.

Of the total admissions, 460 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (277) and from 60 to 69 years old (145).