According to the daily epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 1,478 people are hospitalised today, 82 more than on Sunday, while 102 patients remain in intensive care units, although not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19.
The number of active cases rose today to 456,181, 3,423 more than on Sunday, and in the last 24 hours, 762 people were reported to have recovered, for a total of 2,785,374 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Today's bulletin no longer counts the number of people under surveillance by health authorities, as high-risk contacts are no longer in isolation.
Of the 24 deaths, 12 took place in the North region, six in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, three in the Centre, one in Alentejo, one in the Algarve and another in Madeira.
By age group, 16 elderly people over 80 years old, seven people between 70 and 79 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old died.
Most of the new infections were diagnosed in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 1,211 infections, followed by the North, with 1,004 more, the Centre (716), Madeira (406), the Algarve (402), the Azores (253) and Alentejo (271).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,155,036 cases and 8,733 deaths.
In the North region, there were 1,229,394 infections and 6,447 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 491,016 infections and 3,737 deaths.
The Algarve has a total of 134,054 infections and 690 deaths and Alentejo has 117,228 cases and 1,178 deaths from covid-19.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 78,424 infections and 188 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 57,466 cases and 90 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 1,518,557 cases of infection in men and 1,741,159 in women, with 2,902 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.
Since March 2020, 11,080 men and 9,983 women have died from Covid-19.
Covid-19: Portugal Update, 28 February
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