Today's epidemiological bulletin records a total of 391 hospitalised people, 94 of which are in intensive care units, where six more patients were admitted. This is the highest number of patients admitted with Covid-19 since last April 22, when there were 395 people in hospitals with the disease.
Most of the new cases of infection (862) were again diagnosed in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region.
Health authorities have registered over 608 active cases, for a total of 27,425, while 686 people were reported as recovered, totalling 818,440 since the first cases of infection.
The number of contacts under surveillance increased by 2,493 in the last 24 hours - more than double the increase recorded on Thursday - and now reaches 36,675 people.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,061 people have died in Portugal with covid-19 and 862,926 cases of infection have been registered.
The incidence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Portugal exceeded 100 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and the national transmissibility index (Rt) rose from 1.12 to 1.14, according to official data released today.
In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, there are so far 329,635 cases of infection and 7,237 deaths with covid-19, three of which in the last 24 hours.
The Northern region now has 194 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totalling 343,200 cases of infection and 5,361 deaths since the start of the pandemic, one of which in the last 24 hours.
In the Centre region there were 76 more cases, totalling 120,848 infections and 3,025 deaths.
In the Alentejo, 39 more cases were reported, totalling 30,586 infections and 972 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, one of which in the last 24 hours.
In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 88 new cases were registered, totalling 22,940 infections and 364 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered twelve new cases, totalling 9,827 cases and 69 deaths with covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores today have 27 new cases and account for 5,890 cases and 33 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information published in the DGS bulletin.
Of the total number of fatalities, 8,956 were men and 8,105 women.
The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old, followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old.