According to the DGS bulletin, 919 people are hospitalised today, 40 more than on Sunday, and 198 are in intensive care units, where five more people were hospitalised in the last 24 hours.

Admissions in wards and intensive care units today returned to March figures, namely on March 16, when 955 people were hospitalised and on 18th of that month, when 187 people were in intensive care.

Most new infections by SARS-CoV-2 are registered today in the North region (688), while in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo there are over 519 infected people, which account for almost 75 percent of the cases registered in the last 24 hours.

The nine deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in the North (five), Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (three), and Azores (one).

Cases in the last 24 hours are registered, above all, up to 59 years old, totalling about 90 percent of new infections, with the greatest number between 10 and 49 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 954,669 people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 and 17,301 people have died.

According to the health authority, Portugal registered a decrease in active cases in the last 24 hours, down from 201, now totalling 53,996, and another 1,802 recovered people, which increases to 883,372 the number of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of contacts under surveillance increased today, 537 more than on Sunday, totaling 80,684.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now counts a total of 373,452 cases of infection, and the North region, 370,347, says to the DGS.

In the Centre there were 74 new cases (128,316 in total), in the Alentejo there are a further 51 cases (33,194 in total), in the Algarve 177 new infections (total of 31,658), in Madeira 43 new cases (10,472) and, in the Azores, another 58, for a total of 7,230.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most deaths (7,382), followed by the North (5,408), the Center (3,039), Alentejo (980), Algarve (384), Madeira (71) and the Azores (37).

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 today in people aged between 20 and 29 years (413), followed by the age group 30-39 years (296), 10-19 (262), 40 to 49 (213 ), up to 9 years old (135), 50 to 59 (127), 60 to 69 (84), 70 to 79 (42) and over 80 (36).

In the last 24 hours, four people over 80 years old have died, three between 70 and 79, one between 60 and 69 years old and another between 50 and 59 years old.

In Portugal, 9,076 men and 8,225 women have died so far.

The infection affected 437,843 men and 516,185 women, with 641 still unknown cases.

The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, in the last 14 days, has risen today to 427.5 cases and that of the continent reached 439.3.

As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person with the virus - it is 1.04 nationally and 1.04 on the continent.


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