The daily epidemiological bulletin from the DGS counts with 994 people today being hospitalised for infection with the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, 30 more than on Sunday, of which 144 are in intensive care units (another one).

The North region is the one with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours (783), followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (749), the Centre (389), the Algarve (215), Madeira (105), Azores (19) and the Alentejo (54).

Of the 15 deaths, three occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, the same number registered in the Centre, Alentejo and Algarve, two in the North and one in Madeira.

By age group, five people who died were over 80 years old, five between 70 and 79 years old, four between 60 and 69 years old and one between 40 and 49 years old.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,146 of the total 18,673 deaths from Covid-19 in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years (4,028) and between 60 and 69 years (1,708).

There are now 68,538 active Covid-19 cases (421 more than on Sunday) and 1,878 people have recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recoveries to 1,109,391.

Compared to Sunday, health authorities have over 839 contacts under surveillance, totalling 90,759.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 456,008 cases and 7,893 deaths.

In the North region there were 446,944 infections and 5,702 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 171,091 infections and 3,296 deaths.

The Algarve has 52,375 infections and 549 deaths and the Alentejo has 43,698 cases and 1,072 deaths due to Covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded, in the last 24 hours, according to the DGS, 105 new cases and one death, totalling 16,039 infections and 112 deaths, and the Azores registered 19 new infections, totalling 10,447 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.