Portugal logs 2,528 COVID-19 infections within a week

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According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, the number of confirmed cases of infection dropped by 2,528 compared to the previous week, with a reduction of seven deaths also being recorded in the comparison between the two periods.

As for the hospital occupation in mainland Portugal by Covid-19, in which the DGS started to disclose on Fridays the data of hospitalisations referring to the Monday before the publication of the report, the bulletin indicates that last Monday, 11 In April, 1,172 people were hospitalised.

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Sixty-two more than on the same day of the previous week, of which 60 patients were in intensive care units, which has remained unchanged.

According to data from the DGS, the seven-day incidence was at 577 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a reduction of 4% compared to the previous week.

At the same time, the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 dropped from 0.95 to 0.94 in the country.

The Central region accounted for 11,179 cases (less 381) and 39 deaths (plus three), the Alentejo recorded 4,247 positive cases (plus seven) and 14 deaths (plus two). The Algarve saw 3,574 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (minus 379) and nine deaths (the same number as in the previous period).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 2,454 new infections between 5 and 11 April (468 less) and four deaths (two less), while Madeira recorded 2,808 cases in those seven days (984 less) and five deaths (4 less).

According to the DGS, the age group between 40 and 49 years old continues to be the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (9,805), followed by people between 50 and 59 years old (8,701), while children up to nine years old were the group with the fewest infections (3,052), followed by the elderly aged 80 and over (4,054).

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