The DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 743 patients are hospitalised (28 fewer than on Monday), the lowest number since October 6, when 732 people were hospitalised.

Portugal today has 159 patients in intensive care (six less compared to Monday), the lowest figure since October 18, the day when Portugal had 155 patients in these units.

The data also indicates that 1,212 people were considered to be recovered, bringing the total number of recovered to 769,086 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.

Active cases in Portugal continue to record a decrease, with 32,332 recorded today, minus 788.

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 16,794 deaths associated with covid-19 and 818,212 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Health authorities have 14,918 contacts under surveillance, 162 less than the previous day, with a downward trend since January 30.

According to the latest data from the Directorate-General for Health, Portugal currently has 1,369,242 people vaccinated against covid-19: 914,058 with the first dose and 455,184 with the second dose.

Of the 10 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, three occurred in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, five in the North, one in the Centre and one in the Alentejo.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 157 new infections were reported, accounting for 309,999 cases and 7,098 deaths so far.

The North region has 113 new SARS-CoV-2 infections and since the beginning of the pandemic it has already counted 329,655 cases of infection and 5,294 deaths.

In the Centre region, there were 58 more cases, accumulating 116,746 infections and 2,990 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 20 more cases were reported, totalling 28,930 infections and 967 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has registered 28 new cases, totalling 20,497 infections and 351 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira, 34 new cases were registered, accounting for 8,396 infections and 66 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

Today, the Azores have 24 new cases, accounting for 3,989 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 28 deaths.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data on a daily basis, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 20 and 59 years of age.

Of the total fatalities, 8,818 were men and 7,976 women.

The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old, followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old.

Of the total deaths, 11,071 were people over 80 years old, 3,565 aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,494 were between 60 and 69 years old.