In Portugal Saturday, the daily epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General of Health reports that there are 2621 new cases of COVID-19, including 17 deaths, 838 hospital admissions, of which 186 in intensive care units.
Health officials note that hospital admissions are down- 28 less than the day before as is ICU admissions– six less than the day before.
This Saturday, the incidence nationwide is 362.7 cases of infection per 100,000 population and on the continent is 369.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The R(t), the transmissibility index, remains at 0.92 nationally and on the continent.
The Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region is once again ahead in the number of positive infections, with 1075 cases of the total in the last 24 hours, followed by the Northern regions with 878 cases, the Center with 216, the Algarve with 215 and Alentejo with 127. Madeira registered 37 cases and the Azores registered 73 cases. Deaths were registered in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (9), in the North (4), in the Alentejo (2), in the Algarve (1) and in the Center (1).