According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 527 people are now hospitalised with covid-19, 24 fewer than on Monday, 119 of which are in intensive care units, plus three in the last 24 hours.
The area of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 457 new cases, and the North region, with 380, have 67.1% of the total of new infections verified in the last 24 hours.
The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (2), in the North (4) region, in the Centre (2) region, in the Alentejo (1) and in the Algarve (1).
Regarding the ages of the victims, five were over 80 years old, two between 70 and 79, and three between 50 and 59 years old.
Regarding the age characterisation of new confirmed cases of infection, it is between 20 and 29 years old (men and women) that there were more cases, with 188 more infected in the last 24 hours.
This is followed by the age groups between 50 and 59 (172), between 40 and 49 years old (167 new cases) and between 30 and 39 years old (164 new cases).
Data released by the DGS also show that there are less than 449 active cases, totalling 35,540.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,882 people have died in Portugal and 1,058,347 cases of infection have been registered.
Health authorities have 1,951 people under surveillance in the last 24 hours, totalling 33,352.
The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 457 new infections, has so far accounted for 409,677 cases and 7,641 deaths.
In the Northern region, 380 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 406,649 cases of infection and 5,539 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Centre region there were 215 more cases, with a total of 141,397 infections and 3,123 deaths.
In the Alentejo, 51 more cases were reported, totalling 38,220 infections and 1,013 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin registers 115 new cases, accumulating 41,670 infections and 452 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 16 new cases, totalling 12,055 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now have 13 new cases, accounting for 8,679 cases and 42 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 488,740 men and 568,860 women, show data from the DGS, according to which there are 747 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 9,374 were men and 8,508 women.
The greatest 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, 11,669 were over 80 years old, 3,831 were between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,627 were between 60 and 69 years old.