According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), released today, 360 people are now hospitalised, 19 more than on Sunday, of which 62 in intensive care units, two less in the last 24 hours.

Of the six deaths, two occurred in the North region, another two in the Centre, one in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and another in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

According to the DGS, four of the victims were over 80 years old, one between 70 and 79 years old and another between 60 and 69 years old.

Since March 2020, 18,209 people have died and 1,098,125 cases of infection have been recorded.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,881), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,900) and from 60 to 69 years old (1,656).

Of the total number of fatalities registered to date in Portugal, 9,545 were men and 8,664 women.

The data released by the DGS also shows an additional 166 active cases, for a total of 33,852, and that 396 people were reported as recovered from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,045,064 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities drops (less than 10), standing at 24,850.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 588,941 women and 508,428 men, according to data from the DGS, according to which there are 754 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically .

Among the new infections, the age group from 20 to 29 years old (over 83) stands out, followed by those aged from 30 to 39 and from 40 to 49 years (more 79 in each, from 60 to 69 years (over 69), up to nine years old (over 62), from 50 to 59 years old (over 59), from 70 to 79 years old (over 55), from 10 to 19 years old (over 48) over 80 years old (over 36).

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 307 new infections were reported, with 423,983 cases and 7,754 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 151 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 418,105 cases of infection and 5,603 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region there were more 83 cases, totalling 148,654 infections and 3,192 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 13 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 40,374 infections and 1,056 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's DGS bulletin counts 58 new cases, accumulating 44,519 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 482 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 43 new cases, totalling 13,018 infections and 76 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 13 new cases, which raises to 9,472 infections since the beginning of the pandemic and 46 deaths due to the disease.

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