According to the epidemiological bulletin from the DGS today, most infections are being recorded in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, with 864 new cases, which represents 48 percent of the country's total, which today surpassed the 909,756 accumulated cases.

The same data indicate that there were eight more deaths, a number equal to that on Sunday.

A further 57 people have been admitted to hospital wards, taking the total to 729, and another 10 patients are in intensive care units, taking the total to 163 people.

The eight deaths registered in the last 24 hours occurred in the Lisbon regions (three more deaths), in the North and Centre of the country (both with two more deaths each) and in the Algarve (another one).

According to data from the DGS, until now, 17,164 victims of Covid-19 have died in Portugal: 9,016 men and 8,148 women.

The eight deaths registered in the last 24 hours were related to people over 70 years old: two were men between 70 and 79 years old and the rest - four men and two women - were over 80 years old.

With regard to those newly infected, it is in young people between 20 and 29 years that there have been the most cases, with over 655 infected since Sunday.

Data from the DGS show that there is a gradual increase in new cases as the age ranges rise, with children between 0 and 9 registering 202 more cases and young people between 9 and 19 years old with 302 more cases.

The gradual increase in new cases goes up to the age group of 20/29 years old and from the age of 30 onwards, they begin to decrease: between 30 and 39 years old, 466 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, a number that decreases below 300 for the next age group.

Among the fifty-year-olds there were less than 200 cases, among the sixty-year-olds it was less than a hundred and among the septuagenarians the DGS registered less than fifty new cases (48). With more than 80 years, the bulletin reports 42 cases.

According to the health authority, Portugal now has 46,048 active cases, having recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours over 1,028 people, which increases to 846,544 the number of recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of contacts under surveillance is 74,899, following the 1,137 people who, in the last 24 hours, joined this group.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now counts 355,093 cases of infection, followed closely by the North (353,938), reports the DGS.

124,675 cases have already been reported in the Centre, in the Alentejo 31,828, in the Algarve 27,544, in Madeira 10,088 and in the Azores 6,590.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most deaths (7,308), followed by the North (5,376), the Centre (3,032), the Alentejo (974), the Algarve (370), Madeira (70) and the Azores (34).

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

Mainland Portugal today registers an increase in the incidence rate of infections per 100 thousand inhabitants, which rose to 325.2, while the rate of transmission (Rt) of the virus slightly decreased.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the health authority, the continental territory now has an incidence rate of 325.2 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, when in the data of Friday from the DGS this indicator was at 280.5.

Regarding the Rt – which estimates the number of secondary cases of covid-19 resulting from an infected person – today's data from the DGS again indicate a slight reduction, from 1.19 on Friday to 1.16.

Nationally, the incidence rate is 315.6, also higher than that recorded on Friday (272.0), and the Rt is 1.16, lower than the 1.18 verified at the end of last week.

The Rt data and the incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within 14 days - indicators that make up the risk matrix for monitoring the pandemic - are updated by the health authorities on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

In municipalities with low population density, which represent more than half of the continental territory, the red line that forces municipalities to withdraw from the decontamination plan is set at 480 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days and the remaining municipalities are under alert when exceed 240 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the same period.