According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS released today, 356 people are hospitalised, 22 more than on Sunday, of which 58 in intensive care units, plus three in the last 24 hours.

Of the deaths registered since Saturday, one occurred in the Lisbon region, four in the North, one in the Centre and one in Alentejo.

Six of the victims were over 80 years old and one between 70 and 79 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 18,048 people have died in Portugal and 1,075,639 cases of infection have been registered.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,772), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,863).

Of the total number of fatalities registered, to date, 9,471 in Portugal were men and 8,577 women.

The data released by the DGS also show that 12 more cases are active, for a total of 30,167, and that 308 people were reported as recovered from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,027,424 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities dropped (less 209), standing at 23,309.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 577,831 women and 497,067 men, according to data from the DGS, according to which there are 741 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Among the new infections, the age groups from 20 to 29 years (over 59) and from 30 to 39 years (over 52) stand out, followed by 40 to 49 (over 45), 50 to 59 years (over 42), of 0 to 9 years (over 38), from 10 to 19 (over 26), from 60 to 69 (over 25), from over 80 (20) and from 70 to 79 (over 20).

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 112 new infections were reported, with 415,531 cases and 7,695 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 76 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 412.25 cases of infection and 5,577 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region there were 55 more cases, totalling 143,841 infections and 3,158 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 41 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 39,479 infections and 1,032 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's DGS bulletin counts 22 new cases, accumulating 43,112 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 471 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 10 new cases, totalling 12,395 infections and 72 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 11 new cases, which raises to 9,028 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths remains at 43.

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