Today's epidemiological bulletin also records two people killed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, with the total number of people hospitalised rising to 346, including 79 in intensive care units, where two more patients have entered.

The number of new cases of infection had not been this high since 6 March, when 1,007 infections were reported.

Most of the new infections (629) were diagnosed in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region.

Health authorities count 90 more active cases, for a total of 25,493, while 881 people have been reported recovered, totalling 816,503 since the first cases of infection.

The number of contacts on surveillance has increased by 1,830 in the last 24 hours, an almost fourfold increase from Monday, and now stands at 32,205 people.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,049 people have died in Portugal with Covid-19 and 859,045 cases of infection have been recorded.

The national transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus stands at 1.09 and the incidence of infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants is at 84.5.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has so far counted 327,041 cases of infection and 7,227 deaths with Covid-19, one of which in the last 24 hours.

The North region has 147 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 and one death, totalling 342,464 cases of infection and 5,359 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the Centre region, 89 more cases were reported, bringing the total to 120,606 infections and 3,025 deaths.

In the Alentejo 32 more cases were reported, totalling 30,470 infections and 971 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 36 new cases were registered, accumulating 22,689 infections and 364 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 12 new cases, totalling 9,801 cases and 69 deaths with Covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now has 28 new cases and accounts for 5,827 cases and 33 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 467,843 women and 390,796 men in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 406 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation as this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,954 were men and 8,095 were 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.

The pandemic caused at least 3,813,994 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 176.1 million cases of infection, according to a report by the French agency AFP.