According to the DGS bulletin, 928 people are hospitalised today, nine more than on Monday, and 200 are in intensive care units, where two more people were hospitalised in the last 24 hours.

Since 17 March, patients in intensive care have not reached the level of 200, with 205 people being admitted to these units at the time.

Most new infections by SARS-CoV-2 are registered today in the North region (920), while in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo there are over 835 infected people, which account for almost 76 percent of the cases registered in the last 24 hours.

The six deaths in the last 24 hours were registered in the regions of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (four), North (one) and Center (one).

According to the health authority, Portugal recorded in the last 24 hours a further decrease in active cases, down 2,741, now totalling 51,255, and more 5,051 people recovered, which increases to 888,423 the number of recoveries since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of contacts under surveillance also decreased today, down 457 compared to Monday, for a total of 80,227.

Cases in the last 24 hours are registered, mainly, between the ages of 10 and 59, accounting for about 76 percent of new infections.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 956,985 people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 and 17,307 people have died.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now counts a total of 374,287 cases of infection, and the North region, 371,267.

In the Centre there were 283 new cases (128,599 in total), in the Alentejo there are a further 66 cases (33,260 in total), in the Algarve 147 new infections (total of 31,805), in Madeira 31 new cases (10,503) and, in the Azores, another 34, for a total of 7,264.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most deaths (7,386), followed by the North (5,409), the Centre (3,040), 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 (436), followed by the age group 30-39 years (406), 10-19 (366), 40 to 49 (327 ), 50 to 59 (223), up to 9 years (189, 60 to 69 (124), 70 to 79 (68) and over 80 years (45).

In the last 24 hours, three people over 80 years old have died, one between 70 and 79, another between 60 and 69 years old and another between 40 and 49 years old.

The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, in the last 14 days, rose on Monday to 427.5 cases and that of the mainland 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 in the continent.