According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,022 people are hospitalised today, 119 less than on Wednesday, while there are 132 people in intensive care units, 10 less, although not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19.
The number of active cases increased today to 538,169, 1,686 more than on Wednesday, and in the last 24 hours 14,760 people have recovered, for a total of 2,589,510 since the start of the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, 15,874 contacts were no longer under surveillance, but health authorities keep 545,242 people in these conditions.
Since March 2020, at least 3,148,347 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 20,708 deaths associated with Covid-19 have been declared.
Of the deaths with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, 18 occurred in the North region, 10 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley area, six in the Center region, two in the Algarve, three in the Alentejo, two in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and one in the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
By age, one of the people with covid-19 who died in the last 24 hours was between 40 and 49 years old, three between 50 and 59, three between 60 and 69 years old, eight between 70 and 79 years old and 27 were over 80 years old.
Most of the new infections were diagnosed in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 5,725 infections. In the North region there are 4,390 more infections, totalling 1,203,128 infections and 6,331 deaths associated with covid-19 since March 2020, while the Central region registers 3,145 new cases (467,675 in total and 3,671 deaths).
In the Algarve, 998 people were infected in the last 24 hours (total of 126,749 infections and 668 deaths with covid-19) and in the Alentejo another 942 (total of 110,358 cases and 1,156 deaths).
In the autonomous region of the Azores, 743 infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, for a total of 50,231 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 81 deaths attributed to covid-19, while in Madeira there were 545 new infections, for a total of 73,175 and 181 deaths.
By age, 1,762 of the infections in the last 24 hours occurred in children up to 9 years of age, 2,913 in the age group of 10 to 19 years, 2,594 between 20 and 29 years, 2,339 between 30 and 39 years, 2,499 between 40 and 49 years, 1,644 between 50 and 59 years, 1,150 between 60 and 69 years, 792 between 70 and 79 years and 795 in people aged over 80 years.
Covid-19: Portugal Update, 17 February
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