According to INSA's weekly report on the evolution of Covid-19, the average number of daily cases of infection with Covid-19 within five days fell again from 5,479 to 4,488 at the national level, being slightly lower on the mainland (4,153).
This average of 4,488 daily contagions by SARS-CoV-2 is the lowest recorded this year, which started with high values and dropped until May, when infections rose again in the country, resulting in the sixth wave in the country.
According to INSA reports, during this year, the highest average of five-day daily cases was recorded at the end of January (49,795 infections), when the incidence rate was 6,130.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the transmissibility index (Rt) of about 1.16.
According to today's INSA report, despite the reduction in the number of cases of covid-19, the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the virus - rose in Portugal from 0.81 to 0, 86.
All regions, with the exception of the Algarve (1,185.2), now have an incidence rate of less than 960 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days, the document also states.