According to today's epidemiological bulletin, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region continues to have the most confirmed cases with 264 of the 572 recorded.

Hospital admissions in infirmary (233) and intensive care units (53) remain stable, with no change having been recorded since Wednesday.

The data released by the DGS also show that 105 more cases are active, for a total of 22,452 and that 467 people have been reported recovered.

In total, and since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 807,532 people have been considered recovered from the infection.

The contacts that health authorities have under surveillance have increased, with 1,221 more people, for a total of 21,834.

According to the weekly vaccination report released on Tuesday by the DGS, 3,526,688 people are already vaccinated with the first dose and 1,654,55 already have the full vaccination, with a total of 516,911 doses having been administered in the last week.

Data from the DGS indicates that 34 percent of the Portuguese population has received the first dose and that 16 percent has already been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

According to the bulletin, the North region has 159 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totalling 339,803 cases of infection and 5,354 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 264 more cases have been reported, totalling 320,165 cases and 7,211 deaths attributed to Covid-19.

In the Centre region 64 more cases were reported, accumulating 119,700 infections and 3,021 deaths.

In Alentejo 22 more cases were reported, totalling 30,138 infections and 971 deaths.

In the Algarve region, the bulletin reveals that 11 more infections were registered, accumulating 22,201 cases and 363 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 14 new infections, accounting for 9,674 cases and 69 deaths due to Covid-19.

The Azores recorded 38 new cases, accounting for 5,325 cases and 33 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the DGS.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 461,838 women and 384,808 men in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 360 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,940 were men and 8,082 women.

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

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus has been 1.07 since Wednesday, while the incidence of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is 57.8. Updated figures for the transmissibility index and incidence are released on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The pandemic caused at least 3,500,321 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 168.3 million cases of infection, according to an assessment made by the French agency AFP.