Covid-19 weekly report: New cases and incidence decrease nationwide

DGS national weekly bulletin and data from the Civil Protection of the Algarve

The total number of cases of Covid-19 and the incidence of the disease decreased, but hospitalizations and deaths increased slightly, between the 15th and 21st of March, according to the weekly situation report of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS). ), which has just been released.

In the period under review, there were a total of 75 new cases, 276 fewer than those reported in the previous weekly report.

The incidence also decreased, being now 731 cases per 100 inhabitants, a drop of 4% compared to the previous week.

OR(t), or transmission rate, is at 0,97.



As for admissions to hospitals across the country, the DGS weekly bulletin indicates that they have risen. On the 21st, there were 1164 Covid-19 patients hospitalized, that is, 24 more than the previous week. However, in the ICU there are only 64 Covid (-2) patients.

Throughout the week, there were 137 deaths from Covid-19 throughout the national territory (+13 than in the same previous period).

Most of the deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (46 more, or 10 more than the previous week), followed by the Center (40 deaths, +2), the North (24, -1), Alentejo (11), Madeira (7, +3), Algarve (6, -2) and Azores (3, +1).



For its part, data from the weekly situation of the Civil Protection Commission of the Algarve Region, which refer to the period between 18 and 15 March, indicate that there were 4.913 more cases of Covid-19 in Algarve lands, but also 4.823 patients recovering from the disease and 8 deaths. This caused the pace of increase in active cases to decrease significantly. There are now 11.989 active cases, 82 more than last week.

The regional report reveals, however, that admissions registered an increase, in counter-cycle with what is happening at the national level.

As of 00:00 today, the 25th, there were 57 Covid patients hospitalized in Algarve hospitals (+5), of which 3 in Intensive Care (+1), 2 of them ventilated (+1).