The epidemiological bulletin of the DGS reveals that 584 patients are hospitalised (39 less than on Monday), the lowest since 23 September, when 571 people were hospitalised.

In intensive care, Portugal has 129 patients today, seven less than on Monday, the lowest since 12 October, when 128 people were hospitalised in these units.

The two deaths recorded in the last 24 hours occurred in Lisbon and Tagus Valley.

The data also reveals that 1,654 people have been reported recovered, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic in Portugal in March 2020 to 777,503.

Active cases in Portugal continue to see a decrease, with 26,756 counted today (down 1,268), with the number of new confirmed cases, today at 388, with a stabilised evolution since mid-March.

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 16,845 deaths associated with Covid-19 and 821,104 cases of infection.

Health authorities are monitoring 15,853 contacts, 228 more than the previous day, changing for the sixth day the downward trend seen since 30 January.

According to the latest data from the DGS, Portugal currently has 1,641,946 people vaccinated against Covid-19: 1,169,676 with the first dose and 472,270 with the second dose.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the new coronavirus in Portugal is 0.94, while the incidence is 70 new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest official data, relating to Monday.

The incidence refers to the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

Rt and incidence data are updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 140 new infections have been reported, with 311,191 cases and 7,127 deaths so far.

The North region has 147 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 and since the beginning of the pandemic has counted 330,463 cases of infection and 5,300 deaths.

In the Centre region, 46 more cases have been registered, accumulating 117,089 infections and 2,998 deaths.

In the Alentejo three more cases were reported, totalling 29,071 infections and 970 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin shows that four new cases were recorded, accumulating 20,640 infections and 353 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira, 37 new cases have been registered, accounting for 8,595 infections and 68 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now has 11 new cases and counts 4,055 cases and 29 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the DGS.

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

The cases confirmed today at national level are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections registered between 20 and 59 years old.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 371,941 men and 448,879 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 284 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,842 were men and 8,003 women.

The highest 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 number of deaths, 11,105 were people aged over 80, 3,573 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,499 were aged between 60 and 69.