So far, the maximum number of new cases was 16,432 new cases, which were registered on 28 January.

The daily epidemiological bulletin of the DGS also registers a new increase in the number of hospitalised people, totalling 936 admissions today, 22 more than on Monday, of which 152 are in intensive care units, plus two in the last 24 hours.

Active cases increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 114,541, 8,927 more than on Monday, and 8,226 people recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recoveries to 1,169,841.

Of the 19 deaths, six occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, five in the Centre, four in the North, two in the Algarve and two in the autonomous region of Madeira.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo continues to be the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, with a total of 8,576, about half of the new infections, followed by the North (5,046), the Centre (2,124), and Madeira ( 516), the Algarve (417), the Alentejo (325) and the Azores (168).

Compared to the previous day, health authorities have over 6,976 contacts under surveillance, totalling 134,645 people.

According to data from the DGS, the majority of daily deaths continue to be registered among the elderly over 80 years old, in a total of eight, followed by the age group from 60 to 69, with six registered deaths, with four deaths still occurring among 70 and 79 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old.

The greatest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,273), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,089) and between 60 and 69 years old ( 1,740).

The greatest number of new diagnosed cases is in the age group between 20 and 29 years old (3,653), followed by the groups between 40 and 49 years old (3,294), between 30 and 39 years old (2,941), between 50 and 59 years old (2,538), between 10 and 19 years old (1880), from 60 to 69 years old (1,305), up to 9 years old (840), from 70 to 79 years old (469) and elderly people over 80 years old (252).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 504,726 cases and 7,957 deaths.

In the North region there were 478,182 infections and 5,764 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 186,169 infections and 3,352 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 56,824 infections and 577 deaths and the Alentejo has 46,275 cases and 1,086 deaths due to Covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has 19,680 infections and 122 deaths, and the Azores archipelago has 11,435 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, 18,909 people have died, 9,930 among men and 8,979 among women.