The expression of the pandemic on national territory continues to be characterised by a high degree of heterogeneity. Some of the results obtained in this context:
• In the Norte region, the number of deaths between 9 November and 6 December 2020 was 1.4 times higher than in the same period of reference (average for the same period from 2015 to 2019). This was the only NUTS 2 region to exceed the national average value (1.26), with a set of 15 contiguous municipalities in the Tâmega e Sousa, Ave and Metropolitan Area of Porto sub-regions standing out, where the number of deaths was 1.5 times higher than in the reference period.
• On 16 December, there were 27,409 new cases in Portugal in the last 7 days. Between 18 November and 3 December there was a progressive decrease in the number of new cases of COVID-19 (last 7 days), with slight recoveries after that date, but the number of new cases remained below 30 thousand.
• In Portugal, on December 16, 2020, the 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 disease was 534, corresponding to the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants.
• On December 8, the date of the last data update at the municipality level, the 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 was 564 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
• The new cases registered in the last 14 days in the Norte region accounted for 53% of the total new cases in the country. Three sub-regions of this region - Alto Tâmega, Ave and Cávado - stood out for presenting more than 1,000 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, although with distinct dynamics: Ave and Cávado registered a reduction in the number of new cases, while Alto Tâmega presented an exponential rise since November 10.
• On 8 December, 25 municipalities registered a number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 (last 14 days) per 100,000 inhabitants above the threshold defined as extremely high risk (960 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants), 19 of which belonged to NUTS II Norte, representing 26% of the population living in this region.
• The lowest level of territorial concentration of new cases COVID-19 (last 14 days) occurred on December 8 and the highest on June 21, considering the location coefficient calculated weekly since April 19. Until June 21, the trend was towards a greater concentration of new registered cases, which was subsequently followed by a reduction in concentration.