• On 10 March 2021, there were 5,119 new cases in the last 7 days, corresponding to a daily average of 731 new cases and the lowest since 29 September 2020. Since 28 January, there has been a marked decrease in the number of new confirmed cases in the last 7 days. The 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 was 105 cases per 100,000 population. This rate had reached a maximum value on 29 January (1 667).
• At the regional level, it should be noted that the number of deaths in the Metropolitan Area of Lisboa, between 1 and 28 February 2021, was 1.5 times higher than in the same period of the previous year. Compared to the previous week, however, there was a reduction in this ratio in all NUTS 2 regions, with the exception of the Região Autónoma dos Açores. In 63 municipalities the number of deaths was 1.5 times higher than the corresponding reference value: there were 105 municipalities in the previous week.
• On 2 March 2021, date of the last data update at the municipal level, the trend towards an increase in the territorial concentration of the number of new cases was accentuated. The value obtained for this date (23.4%) was close to the value of 8 December 2020 (22.0%). Throughout this period, there was also a clear reduction in the 14-day cumulative incidence rate, which was, however, attenuated in the last week.
• On 2 March 2021, 258 of the 308 Portuguese municipalities were at moderate risk and only eight were at very high risk. Compared to the previous week (23 February), 82% of the municipalities recorded a reduction in the cumulative incidence rate, including all the municipalities of the metropolitan areas of Lisboa and Porto. However, 29 municipalities recorded a positive rate of change in the 14-day cumulative incidence, 15 more than in the previous week and 22 more than two weeks ago.
umulativa a 14 dias, mais 15 do que na semana anterior e mais 22 do que há duas semanas.