According to the report released on the evolution of cases of Covid-19, the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from each person carrying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus - increased from 0.95 on January 27 to the 1.02 recorded on February 3.

INSA also adds that this indicator is above 1.00 in three regions of the country: Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (1.08), Alentejo (1.08), and Azores (1.10).

The North registers an Rt of 0.94, the Center of 0.98, the Algarve 0.92, and Madeira of 0.96, says the document, adding that the average number of daily infections rose slightly from 181 to 188 nationally.