According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 403 fewer cases of infection, with a decrease of 11 deaths in the comparison between the two periods.

The bulletin indicates that, last Monday, 446 people were hospitalised, 15 more than on the same day of the previous week, with 27 patients in intensive care units, minus six.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 160 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a 2% decrease compared to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus went to 0.98.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 5,204 cases between 6 and 12 September, 278 more than in the previous period, and 17 deaths, three more.

The Central region accounted for 3,363 cases (minus 317) and 12 deaths (plus four) and the North totalled 5,424 cases of infection (minus 181) and four deaths (minus 17).

In the Alentejo, 673 positive cases were recorded (plus 99) and no deaths (minus one) and in the Algarve there were 764 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (minus 47) and three deaths (plus one).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 440 new infections in the last seven days (minus 212) and no deaths (minus one), while Madeira recorded 589 cases in that period (minus 23) and no deaths for the second consecutive week, according to the DGS data.

According to the report, the age group between 60 and 69 years old was the one with the highest number of cases within seven days (2,598), followed by people between 50 and 59 years old (2,574), while young people between 10 and 19 years old were the group with the fewest infections (639) this week.

Of the total admissions, 162 were elderly people over 80 years old, followed by the age group from 70 to 79 years old (116) and from 60 to 69 years old (61).