According to the epidemiological bulletin of DGS Portugal, today exceeded 9,000 deaths in total related to covid-19, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, when 9,028 deaths were recorded, and a total of 556,503 infections by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The bulletin also reveals that today there have been more than 5,000 hospital admissions for covid-19, with 5,165 people hospitalised, 276 more than on Sunday, of which 664 were in intensive care units, that is, 17 more, two values ??that represent new highs of the pandemic phase.

The number of hospitalisations has been on the rise since January 1, when 2,806 people were hospitalised.

135,886 cases of infection are also active, 1,875 more than on Sunday.

Health authorities have 166,235 contacts under surveillance, a further 5,115 over the previous day.

Another 4,660 people were reported to have recovered, totalling 411,589 since March last year.

Regarding the 167 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 70 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 42 in the North region, 38 in the Centre region, 14 in the Alentejo and three in the Algarve region.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 2,643 new infections were reported, with 186,706 cases and 3,244 deaths so far.

The North region recorded an additional 2,109 new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24 hours and, since the beginning of the pandemic, accounted for 258,317 cases of infection and 3,760 deaths.

In the Centre region, a further 1,217 cases were recorded, with 74,568 infections and 1,440 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 258 more cases were reported, totalling 18,458 infections and 414 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 239 new cases, totalling 12,699 infections and 122 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.