According to the daily bulletin of the DGS, 936 people are hospitalised, 12 less than the day before, of which 133 are in intensive care units, two fewer in the last 24 hours.
Most of the new cases of infection were diagnosed in the North region (1,094), followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (1,036), the Centre (799), the Algarve (272) and the Alentejo (74).
Of the 21 deaths, seven occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, six in the North, four in the Algarve, one in the Centre and three in Madeira.
By age group, 13 people who died were over 80 years old, six between 70 and 79 years old and two between 60 and 69 years old.
The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,093 of the total of 18,572 deaths by Covid-19 in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years (3,998) and between 60 and 69 years (1,694).
Compared to Monday, health authorities have over 2,255 contacts under surveillance, totalling 79,538.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region has registered 448,157 cases and 7,862 deaths.
In the Northern region there were 439,513 infections and 5,674 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Central region now has a cumulative total of 165,626 infections and 3,276 deaths.
The Algarve accumulates 50,369 infections and 535 deaths and the Alentejo has 43,083 infections and 1,066 deaths by Covid-19 since March 2020.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded, in the last 24 hours, according to the DGS, 115 new cases, totalling 15,381 infections and 115 deaths, and the Azores 27 new cases, totalling 10,291 infections and 49 deaths.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information published in the DGS bulletin.
The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 1,172,420 people - 624,948 women and 545,659 men -, indicate data from the DGS, according to which there are 813 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.
Among the 18,572 people who have died with Covid-19 in Portugal since the start of the pandemic, 9,731 were men and 8,841 were women.