According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 1,493 more cases of infection, with four 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 hospitalisations for the Monday before the report was published on Fridays.

Based on this criterion, the bulletin indicates that, last Monday, 404 people were hospitalised, 18 less than on the same day of the previous week, with 26 patients in intensive care units, minus one.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 191 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered an increase of 8% compared to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus went from 1.02 to 1.06.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 6,913 cases between 20 and 26 September, 899 more than in the previous period, and ten deaths, two more.

The Central region accounted for 3,558 cases (plus 135) and 14 deaths (plus six) and the North totalled 6,277 cases of infection (plus 260) and 14 deaths (minus two).

In the Alentejo, 834 positive cases were recorded (plus 184) and one death (minus one) and in the Algarve there were 1,138 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (plus 54) and no deaths (minus two).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 264 new infections in the last seven days (minus 32) and no deaths for the third consecutive week, while Madeira recorded 719 cases in that period (minus seven) and two deaths (plus one), according to the DGS data.