Today 867 people are hospitalised, 171 of whom are in intensive care units, from which six people have left in the last 24 hours.

The daily number of new infections has not been this high since 10 February, when 4,387 new cases were registered.

Most new infections of SARS-CoV-2 (1744) are now registered in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, while in the North there are 1,592 more people infected.

Since the start of the pandemic, 939,622 people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.

The thirteen deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in the regions of Lisbon (10), Alentejo (one), Algarve (one) and Azores (one).

According to DGS data, so far, 17,232 people have died in Portugal from Covid-19: 9,046 men and 8,186 women.

According to the health authority, Portugal now has 52,147 active cases (1,660 more), having recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours 2,703 more people, which increases the number of recovered since the beginning of the pandemic to 870,243.

The number of contacts under surveillance is 79,542, 1,398 fewer in the last 24 hours.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region now has a total of 367,555 cases of infection and the North region, 364,585, says the DGS.

In the Centre there have been 430 new cases (127,209 in total), in the Alentejo there are 130 more cases (32,671 in total), in the Algarve 394 new infections (total of 30,361), in Madeira 23 new cases (10,309) and in the Azores 63 more, for a total of 6,932.

Lisbon and Tagus Valley is the region with the most deaths (7,353), followed by the North (5,382), the Centre (3,035), the Alentejo (977), the Algarve (379), Madeira (70) and the Azores (35).

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

The largest share of new infections is among people aged between 20 and 29 years (1,096), followed by those aged 30-39 (782), 40 to 49 (636), 10 to 19 (626), up to 9 years (422), 50 to 59 (356), 60 to 69 (237), 70 to 79 (118) and over 80 years (103).

In the past 24 hours five people aged 60 to 69, four aged 70 to 79, three aged over 80 and one aged 40 to 49 have died.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,119,920 deaths worldwide, among more than 191.3 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent balance sheet of the agency France-Presse.