According to the bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS) 945 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised today, 23 less compared to Monday, 204 of which in intensive care, one more in the last 24 hours.
The area of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 799 cases and the North region with 720 have 73.1 percent of the total of new infections in the last 24 hours.
The 19 deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (10), the North region (5), the Centre region (2), Alentejo (1) and Algarve (1).
As regards the age brackets, 12 of the fatal victims were over 80 years old, one between 70 and 79, two between 60 and 69, two between 50 and 59 and two between 40 and 49 years old.
Regarding the total of 2,076 infections in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 162 are between 0 and 9 years, 424 between 10 and 19 years, 450 between 20 and 29 years, 344 between 30 and 39 years, 247 between 40 and 49 years, 181 between 50 and 59 years, 121 between 60 and 69 years, 75 between 70 and 79 years and 69 over 80 years old.
The data released by DGS also shows that there are 2,311 fewer active cases, totalling 47,476 and that 4,468 people have been reported recovered in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 909,330 recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,397 people have died in Portugal and 974,203 cases of infection have been recorded.
Health authorities have on surveillance in the last 24 hours 1,804 fewer people, bringing the total to 72,367.
The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 799 new infections, has so far recorded 380,669 cases and 7,428 deaths.
In the North region 720 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 377,380 cases of infection and 5,437 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Centre region, 274 more cases have been registered, accumulating 130,405 infections and 3,046 deaths.
In the Alentejo 121 more cases were reported, totalling 34,011 infections and 983 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin reveals that 120 new cases were registered, accumulating 33,452 infections and 393 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 23 cases, adding 10,683 infections and 72 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores have 19 new cases today accounting for 7,603 cases and 38 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 447,395 men and 526,150 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 658 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatal victims, 9,130 were men and 8,267 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.
Of the total number of deaths, 11,381 were people aged over 80, 3,721 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,579 were aged between 60 and 69.
As for infections the bulletin reveals that of the total of 974,203 people infected since the start of the pandemic, 57,888 were between 0 and 9 years old, 97,549 between 10 and 19 years old, 151,674 between 20 and 29 years old, 144,356 between 30 and 39 years, 160,135 between 40 and 49 years, 136,954 between 50 and 59 years, 92,959 between 60 and 69 years, 59,652 between 70 and 79 years and 72,378 over 80 years.
The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has been falling and currently stands at 394.6 cases, as well as the transmissibility index, which is 0.94.
The joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General of Health and the National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge, released on Monday notes that the national incidence rate fell to 394.6.
In mainland Portugal, this indicator also dropped from 439.2 cases recorded last week to 403.1 cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 per 100,000 inhabitants.
As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person with the virus - fell on Monday to 0.94 at the national level, continuing the downward trend.
In the continent, the Rt also dropped from 0.98 to 0.94.
Data on Rt and incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days - indicators that make up the pandemic monitoring risk matrix - are updated by health authorities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
In Portugal, since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,397 people have died and 974,203 cases of infection have been recorded, according to the Directorate-General of Health.