According to today's epidemiological bulletin from the DGS, most infections are again registered in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 1,141 new cases, representing 43 percent of the country's total, which today exceeded the 912,406 accumulated cases.

The same data indicates that, in the last 24 hours, nine deaths have been registered, one more than on Monday, and that the number of people hospitalised has increased.

Thirteen more people are hospitalised in infirmaries, for a total of 742, and there are two fewer patients in intensive care units, which now accommodate 161 people.

The nine deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in the regions of Lisbon (six), Alentejo (two) and North (one).

According to DGS data, so far, 17,173 people have died in Portugal from Covid-19: 9,020 men and 8,153 women.

According to the health authority, Portugal now has 45,199 active cases (-849), 3,490 more people have recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, which increases the number of recovered since the beginning of the pandemic to 850,034.

The number of contacts under surveillance stands at 76,360, following the 1,461 people who, in the last 24 hours, joined this group.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region now has 356,234 cases of infection, closely followed by the North (354,877), according to the DGS.

In the Centre, 124,951 cases have already been reported, in the Alentejo 31,878, in the Algarve 27,764, in Madeira 10,104 and in the Azores 6,598.

Lisbon and Tagus Valley is the region with the most deaths (7,314), followed by the North (5,377), the Centre (3,032), the Alentejo (976), the Algarve (370), Madeira (70) and the Azores (34).

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira release their data daily, which may not coincide with the information provided in the bulletin of the DGS.

On Monday, mainland Portugal recorded an increase in the incidence rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants, which rose to 325.2, while the transmissibility index (Rt) of the virus fell slightly.

The mainland had, on Monday, an incidence rate of 325.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, when, in the DGS data released on Friday, this indicator was 280.5.

In the municipalities of low population density, which represent more than half of mainland Portugal, the red line that forces municipalities to retreat from the deconfinement plan is fixed at 480 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants in the last 14 days. The remaining municipalities will be placed on alert when they exceed 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the same period.

Regarding Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of Covid-19 resulting from an infected person - data released by the DGS on Monday indicated a slight reduction, from 1.19 recorded on Friday to 1.16.