According to the DGS weekly epidemiological bulletin, compared to the previous week, there were 8,017 fewer cases of infection, with nine fewer 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 hospitalizations for the Monday before the report was published on Fridays.

Based on this criterion, the bulletin indicates that, last Monday, 420 people were hospitalized, 25 more than on the same day of the previous week, with 28 patients in intensive care units, plus eight.

According to the DGS bulletin, the seven-day incidence was, on Monday, at 66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, having registered a 54% reduction compared to the previous week, and the transmissibility index (Rt) of the coronavirus has dropped to 0.65.

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo recorded 2,301 cases between October 4th and 10th, 3,178 less than in the previous period, and 16 deaths, minus one.

The Central region accounted for 1,065 cases (minus 1,405) and six deaths (minus four) and the North totalled 1,825 cases of infection (minus 2,509) and eight deaths (minus one).

In the Alentejo, 342 positive cases were recorded (minus 318) and one death (minus one) and in the Algarve there were 444 infections by SARS-CoV-2 (minus 490) and two deaths (minus three).

As for the autonomous regions, the Azores had 200 new infections in the last seven days (minus 24) and one death (plus one), while Madeira recorded 583 cases in that period (minus 93) and two deaths, the same number as the previous week, according to 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 (1,274), followed by people between 70 and 79 years old (1,271), while children up to at age 9 they were the group with the fewest infections this week (188).