The daily epidemiological bulletin of the DGS registers an increase in the number of hospitalised people, totalling today 1,167 admissions, 86 more than on Sunday, 147 of which are in intensive care units (one less in the last 24 hours).

Active cases increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 207,859, 4,537 more than on Sunday, and 6,007 people recovered from the disease, which increases the national total of recoveries to 1,207,711.

Of the 10 deaths, three occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, another three in the North, two in the Centre, one in Madeira and the other in the Azores.

Compared to the situation registered in Portugal on the same day a year ago, the country now has over 7,170 new cases of infection - there were 3,384 new cases on January 3, 2021 - and over 136,258 active cases (a year ago totalled 77,601).

In this comparison, the number of hospitalisations is significantly lower, since a year ago 3,044 people were hospitalised, 500 of them in intensive care, with fewer deaths now (on the same day of 2021, the DGS bulletin counted 73 deaths).

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo continues to be the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, totalling 4,328, followed by the North (4,025), the Centre (925), Madeira (636), the Algarve (273), Alentejo (216) and Azores (151).

Compared to the previous day, health authorities have more than 5,357 contacts under surveillance, totalling 181,237 people.

According to data from the DGS, six of the 10 deaths were elderly over 80 years old, three in the age group between 70 and 79 years old and one between 60 and 69 years old.

The greatest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old (12,319), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,119) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,749 ).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 565,330 cases and 7,987 deaths.

In the North region there were 521,705 infections and 5,785 deaths and the Central region now has a cumulative total of 200,360 infections and 3,369 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 60,301 infections and 588 deaths and the Alentejo has 50,032 cases and 1,090 deaths due to covid-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has 23,947 infections and 128 deaths, and the Azores archipelago 12,895 cases and 53 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, 19,000 people have died, 9,983 were men and 9,017 women.