According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 705 people are now hospitalised with Covid-19, 149 of which in intensive care units, where one more person was admitted in the last 24 hours.

Most of the new cases (481) were diagnosed in the North region, 281 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and 127 in the Algarve.

Of the deaths, three were registered in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, two in the North, two in the Centre, one in the Alentejo and one in the Algarve. Of the people who died, seven were 80 years old or older, one between 70 and 79 years old and one between 60 and 69 years old.

Data released by the DGS also show that there are 78 fewer active cases, totalling 45,581, and that 1,141 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the national total to 972,708 recovered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,730 people have died in Portugal and 1,036,019 cases of infection have been registered.

By age, most new cases (260) occur in people aged between 20 and 29 years, followed by 182 infections between 10 and 19 years, 164 between 30 and 39 years, 131 between 40 and 49 years, 106 between 50 and 59 years old, 78 aged up to nine years old, 66 between 60 and 69 years old, 35 between 70 and 79 years old and 50 cases in people aged 80 years or more.

The region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley has so far accounted for 402,233 cases and 7,581 deaths.

In the Northern region there were 398,899 cases of infection and 5,507 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Centre region, 88 new cases were reported, totalling 138,002 infections and 3,093 deaths.

In the Alentejo, another 73 cases were reported, totalling 37,175 infections and 1,006 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region there are 39,500 infections and 431 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 14 new cases, totalling 11,688 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now have eight new cases, accounting for 8,532 cases and 40 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 557,507 women and 477,774 men, show data from the DGS, according to which there are 738 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.