The daily epidemiological bulletin from the DGS records an increase in the number of people who are hospitalised, accounting for 2,348 hospitalisations today, 129 more than on Sunday, 172 of whom are in intensive care units, 12 more in the last 24 hours.

Active cases increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 509,628, some 19,839 more than on Sunday, and 12,875 people have recovered from the disease, which increases the national total of recovered to 1,725,342.

In total, more than one million people are currently in Portugal (1,010,747), equivalent to about 10% of the Portuguese population are considered to be either active cases or under surveillance.

Of the 44 deaths, 16 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 12 in the North, nine in the Centre, two in the Alentejo, three in the Algarve and two in Madeira.

The North is the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, with a total of 15,920, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (9,674), the Centre (4,003), Madeira (968), the Algarve (889), the Alentejo (666) and the Azores (638).

According to data from the DGS, 30 of the 44 deaths were of elderly people over 80 years old, seven in the age group between 70 and 79 years old, four between 60 and 69 years old and three between 50 and 59 years old.

The highest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old (12,688), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,259) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,805).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 856,784 cases and 8,274 deaths.

In the North region, there were 851,367 infections and 5,954 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 304,478 infections and 3,449 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 86,313 infections and 616 deaths and the Alentejo has 74,167 cases and 1,110 deaths from covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has since the beginning of the pandemic 57,115 infections and 154 deaths and the Azores archipelago 24,359 cases and 56 deaths.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

In Portugal, since March 2020, 19,613 people have died, 10,313 men and 9,300 women.