DGS Bulletin. First weekly rise in cases since pandemic peak – Observer

It is the first time, since the peak of the pandemic, that the weekly average of cases rises compared to the previous week. In the last seven days (since the bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health on Sunday), the average of daily cases with Covid-19 was around 442, 4.3% more than the 423 of the previous week. Two weeks ago, the daily average had been 480 and before that it was 612.

The last rise between the Sunday and Saturday bulletins had been in the last week of January, from 24 to 30, when there was an average of 12,364 cases per day, compared to 12,151 in the previous week.

Despite this, this Saturday’s bulletin was marked by declines. The 280 infections identified by the DGS correspond to 64 fewer cases than on the same day last week (344) and 177 fewer than 15 days ago. It will be necessary to go back to August 23 to find such a low record for this day of the week (at the time 145 cases), although these numbers refer to a holiday (this Friday).

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo registered 95 of the 280 cases of infection identified on the last day (33.9%). In other words, one in three cases were identified in the capital region, which also includes part of the districts of Setúbal, Santarém and Leiria. Next are the North region (73 cases, that is, 26.1%), Algarve (48), Center (19), Alentejo (18), Madeira (17) and Azores (10).

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Since the pandemic began, there have been 823,142 confirmed cases of infection.

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