According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,511 people are hospitalised today, 102 more than on Saturday, the highest value since February 25, 2021, and 180 are in intensive care units, 11 more. Not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19, and may be motivated by other pathologies despite the existence of infection with SARS-CoV-2.

The number of active cases has decreased, with 628,810 now, 9,011 less than on Saturday, and in the last 24 hours, 40,391 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total to 2,266,939.

Of the 51 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 13 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 16 in the North, 12 in the Centre, four in the Alentejo and another four in the Algarve and two in the Azores.

Most of the fatalities with Covid-19 were over 80 years old (30), followed by 70 to 79 years old (14) and then there were three deaths in the two age groups from 40 to 49 and from 60 to 69 years old, a 50-year-old man has also died.

The North remains the region of the country with the most new daily cases, with 11,227 infections, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 9,839 more, the Centre (5,846), the Algarve (1,637), Alentejo (1,239), Azores (1,213). ) and Madeira (430).

In the last 24 hours, a further 1,264 contacts were placed under surveillance, which now totals 664,442.

According to the DGS, since March 2020, 2,915,971 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Portugal and 20,222 deaths associated with covid-19 have been declared.

The largest number of new diagnosed cases is in the age groups between 40 and 49 years, with 5,439 new infections in the last 24 hours. This is followed by those aged between 30 and 39 (5,188 new infections), those aged between 20 and 29 (4,327), those aged between zero and 9 (4,313), those aged between 50 and 59 (2,798), those aged between 60 and 69 years old (1,696), between 70 and 79 years old (1,151) and elderly people over 80 years old (855).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,046,521 cases and 8,487 deaths.

In the North region, there were 1,126,462 infections and 6,150 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 422,504 infections and 3,560 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 113,514 infections and 650 deaths and Alentejo has 98,358 cases and 1,135 deaths from covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 67,646 infections and 170 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 40,966 cases and 70 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.

According to DGS, there were 1,363,272 cases of infection in men and 1,550,075 in women, with 2,624 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Since March 2020, 10,632 men and 9,590 women have died from Covid-19.