According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,445 people are hospitalised today, five more than on Thursday, and 174 are in intensive care units, 19 more.

The number of active cases increased again to 642,793, 680 more than on Thursday, and in the last 24 hours, 46,469 people were reported recovered, bringing the total to 2,180,109.

Of the 50 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 17 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 16 in the North, eight in the Centre, four in the Algarve, three in Madeira and two in the Azores.

Most of the fatalities with Covid-19 were between 80 and 89 years old (31), followed by 70 to 79 years old (nine), 60 to 69 years old (six), 50 to 59 years old (three) and one was between 40 and 49 years old.

The North continues to be the region of the country with the most new daily cases, with 18,104 infections, followed by Lisbon and Tagus Valley, with 13,981 more, the Centre (9,198), the Algarve (2,200), Alentejo (1,952), Azores (1,191) and Madeira (574).

In the last 24 hours a further 7,285 contacts were placed under surveillance, which now totals 660,347.

According to the DGS, since March 2020, 2,843,029 people have been infected in Portugal with SARS-CoV-2 and 20,127 deaths associated with Covid-19 have been declared.

The highest number of newly diagnosed cases is in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,398), followed by those aged 30 to 39 years (7,990), 10 to 19 years (7,984), 20 and 29 years (6,777), up to 09 years (6,121), 50 to 59 years (4,197), 60 to 69 years (2,668), 70 to 79 years (1,790) and the elderly over 80 years (1,323).

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has registered 1,024,826 cases and 8,457 deaths.

In the North region there have been 1,099,251 infections and 6,121 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 408,393 infections and 3,539 deaths.

The Algarve totals 109,979 infections and 645 deaths and the Alentejo adds 95,313 cases and 1,129 deaths from Covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira totals 66,611 infections and 170 deaths since the start of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 38,656 cases and 66 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, 1,329,664 cases of infection were counted in men and 1,510,768 in women, with 2,597 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.

Since March 2020, 10,594 men and 9,533 women have died from Covid-19.