Active cases rose again in the last 24 hours, totalling 99,594, 7,647 more than on Friday, and 2,359 people recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recoveries to 1,157,598.
The daily epidemiological bulletin of the DGS also reveals a decrease in the number of hospitalised people, accounting today for 857 admissions, seven fewer than on Friday, of which 152 are in intensive care units, plus three in the last 24 hours.
Of the 10 deaths, three occurred in the North region, three in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, another three, two in the Centre, one in the Azores and another in Madeira.
Lisbon and Vale do Tejo continues to be the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, in a total of 4,713, representing 47% of cases, followed by the North (3,022), the Centre (1,095), the Algarve (452), Madeira (328), Alentejo (266) and Azores (140).
Compared to the previous day, health authorities have over 3,940 contacts under surveillance, totalling 122,400 people.
According to data from the health authority, the majority of deaths were registered among the elderly aged over 80, a total of seven, followed by the age group from 70 to 79, with two, with one death between 60 and 65 years old.
The greatest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,248), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,077) and between 60 and 69 years (1,731).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 491,317 cases and 7,941 deaths.
In the North region there were 469,867 infections and 5,755 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 183,154 infections and 3,338 deaths.
The Algarve has a total of 56,109 infections and 572 deaths and the Alentejo has 45,713 cases and 1,085 deaths due to covid-19.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has 18,718 infections and 119 deaths, and the Azores archipelago 11,175 cases and 51 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.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,861 people have died, 9,899 among men and 8,962 among women.
Covid-19: Portugal Update 25 December
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