According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS), released today, 301 people are now hospitalised, 11 more than on Monday, of which 62 in intensive care units, three more in the last 24 hours.

The three deaths, of people over 80 years, were recorded in the regions of Lisbon (2) and the North (1).

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 18,141 people have died in Portugal and 1,086,280 cases of infection have been recorded.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,837), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,884).

Of the total number of fatal victims recorded to date, in Portugal 9,515 were men and 8,626 women.

The data released by the DGS also shows 458 fewer active cases, for a total of 30,878, and that 1,284 people were reported recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,037,261 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities has risen (up 345) to 21,469.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 583,092 women and 502,443 men in Portugal, according to data from the DGS, according to which there are 745 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Among the new infections, the age group between 40 and 49 years old stands out (129 more), followed by those aged 30 to 39 years old (127 more), 20 to 29 years old (113 more), 0 to 9 years old (103 more), 50 to 59 years old (86 more), over 80 years old (82 more), 60 to 69 years old (71 more), 70 to 79 years old (61 more) and 10 to 19 years old (57 more).

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 283 new infections have been reported, with 419,475 cases and 7,720 deaths counted so far in this geographical area.

The Northern region recorded 216 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totalling 415,126 infections and 5,596 deaths since the start of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region, 218 more cases were reported, totalling 146,039 infections and 3,177 deaths.

In the Alentejo 39 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 40,050 infections and 1,051 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, the bulletin of today's DGS reports 48 new cases, accumulating 43,732 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 479 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira counted 10 new cases, adding 12,585 infections and 73 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to the DGS, the Azores registered 15 new cases, which brings the number to 9,273 contagions since the beginning of the pandemic and 45 deaths due to the disease.

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

Covid-19 has caused at least 4,952,390 deaths worldwide, among more than 243.97 million infections by the new coronavirus recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest balance sheet from Agence France-Presse.