The epidemiological bulletin of the DGS also reveals that 3,012 patients are hospitalised (310 less than on Monday), of which 597 in intensive care, 30 less, maintaining the trend of significant reduction.

The total number of hospitalisations is close to those recorded on 3 January, when the data indicated 3,044 people hospitalised with Covid-19.

As for intensive care units, since 13 January, the numbers were not less than 600.

The data released today also indicates that 4,567 people have been reported recovered, bringing the total number of recovered people since the start of the pandemic in Portugal in March 2020 to 705,976.

For 23 consecutive days, the number of recovered has exceeded the number of new infections. Today it represents four times more.

Active cases in Portugal continue to see a decrease, with 77,044 active cases today, 3,598 fewer.

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 16,086 covid-19-associated deaths and 799,106 cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.

Health authorities have 70,767 contacts under surveillance, down 8,932 from the previous day, with the downward trend continuing since 30 January.

According to the latest data from the Directorate-General for Health, Portugal currently has 694,297 people vaccinated: 444,730 with the first dose and 249,567 with the second dose.