According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 455 people with covid-19 are hospitalised today, 16 fewer than on Monday, 78 of them in intensive care units, fewer four in the last 24 hours.

The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (4), in the North region (2), in the Centre region (1), in the Alentejo (3) and in the Algarve (1).

Regarding the victims' ages, seven were over 80 years old, two between 70 and 79 years old, one between 60 and 69 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old.

Regarding the age characterisation of new confirmed cases of infection, it is between 40 and 49 years (men and women) that there were more cases, with 126 more infected in the last 24 hours. The following are the age groups between 30 and 39 years old (123), between 20 and 29 years old (117 new cases) and between 60 and 69 years old (70 new cases).

Data released by the DGS also show that there are less than 1,036 active cases, totalling 32,598.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,925 people have died in Portugal and 1,063,100 cases of infection have been registered.

Health authorities have been under surveillance in the last 24 hours for less than 656 people, totalling 29,413

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 242 new infections, has so far accounted for 411,295 cases and 7,660 deaths.

In the Northern region, 324 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 408,398 cases of infection and 5,546 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there were 103 more cases, with a total of 142,009 infections and 3,131 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 39 more cases were reported, totalling 38,474 infections and 1,019 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, the bulletin registers 48 new cases, accumulating 42,042 infections and 455 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 16 new cases, totalling 12,137 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now have eight new cases, accounting for 8,745 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 491,006 men and 571,351 women, show data from the DGS, according to which there are 743 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 9,403 were men and 8,522 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 deaths, 11,691 were over 80 years old, 3,840 were between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,633 were between 60 and 69 years old.