According to the DGS bulletin, 879 people are hospitalised today, 44 more than on Saturday, and 193 are in intensive care units, where 12 more people were hospitalised in the last 24 hours.

The majority of new infections by SARS-CoV-2 are registered today in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (1,042), while in the North there are over 1,019 infected people, which account for 75.5% of the cases registered in the last 24 hours.

The eight deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in the regions of Lisbon (4), North (2), Madeira (1) and Azores (1).

The cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours are mainly effecting those aged between0 to 59, totalling about 90% of new infections, with the highest number between 10 and 49 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 953,059 people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 and 17,292 people have died.

According to the health authority, Portugal recorded in the last 24 hours over 1,415 active cases, now totalling 54,197, and over 1,202 people recovered, which increases to 881,570 the number of people recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now has a total of 372,933 cases of infection, and the North region, 369,659.

In the Centre there were 161 new cases (128,242 in total), in the Alentejo there are a further 118 cases (33,143 in total), in the Algarve 228 new infections (total of 31,481), in Madeira 17 new cases (10,429) and, in the Azores, another 40, for a total of 7,172.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most deaths (7,379), followed by the North (5,403), the Centre (3,039), Alentejo (980), Algarve (384), Madeira (71) and the Azores (36).

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

The largest share of new infections is in people aged between 20 and 29 years (645), followed by the age group 30-39 years (453), 10-19 (399), 40 to 49 (350) , up to 9 years (308), 50 to 59 (206), 60 to 69 (100), 70 to 79 (74) and over 80 (86).

In the last 24 hours, five people over 80 years old have died, two between 60 and 69 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old.

In Portugal, 9,072 men and 8,220 women have died so far.

The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, in the last 14 days, rose on Friday to 418.3 and that of the mainland reached 430.8.

As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person with the virus - it is 1.07 on the mainland and 1.09 nationally.