The daily epidemiological bulletin from the DGS records an increase in the number of hospitalised people, totalling 1,203 admissions today, 36 more than on Monday, 147 of which are in intensive care units, with this number remaining the same in the last 24 hours.

Active cases increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 213,749, 5,890 more than on Monday, and 19,931 people recovered from the disease, increasing the national total of recoveries to 1,227,642.

Of the 15 deaths, five occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, another five in the Centre, three in the North and two in the Algarve.

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 10,831, followed by the North (8,848), the Centre (3,322), Madeira (1,322), the Algarve (653), Alentejo (614) and Azores (219).

Compared to the previous day, health authorities have over 7,248 contacts under surveillance, totalling 188,485 people.

According to data from the DGS, five of the 15 deaths were elderly over 80 years old, seven in the age group between 70 and 79 years old, one between 60 and 69 years old and two between 50 and 59 years old.

The greatest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old (12,324), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,126) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,750 ).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 576,161 cases and 7,991 deaths.

In the Northern region there were 530,553 infections and 5,788 deaths and the Central region now has a cumulative total of 203,682 infections and 3,374 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 60,954 infections and 590 deaths and the Alentejo has 50,673 cases and 1,090 deaths due to covid-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has 25,269 infections and 128 deaths, and the Azores archipelago 13,114 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, 19,015 people have died, 9,992 were men and 9,023 women.