According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS released today, 399 people are hospitalised, 21 less compared to Monday, of which 74 in intensive care, less five in the last 24 hours.

The deaths occurred in the Lisbon region (2), in the North region (2), in the Centre region (1) and in the Algarve (2).

Of the seven deaths, five occurred in people over 80 years old and two between 60 and 69 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,962 people have died in Portugal and 1,067,775 cases of infection have been registered.

In the balance since the beginning of the pandemic, the greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,716), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,846).

Of the total number of fatalities registered, to date, 9,419 in Portugal were men and 8,543 women.

Data released by the DGS also show that less than 738 cases are active, for a total of 30,547, and that 1,331 people were reported as having recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,019,266 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities dropped (less 454), standing at 27,391.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 493,272 men and 573,771 women, according to data from the DGS.

Among the new infections, children between 0 and 9 years old with more than 99 new infections stand out, followed by the group between 30 and 39 years old (94 over), from 40 to 49 (over 85), from 50 to 59 (over 72) and from 20 to 29 years (66).

In people over 80 there were 35 new cases, in the age group between 70 and 79 there were 35 more infections and between 60 and 69 more than 67.

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 189 new infections were reported, with 412,977 cases and 7,672 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region observed 183 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totalling 409,808 cases of infection and 5,552 deaths since the onset of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region there were another 69 cases, totalling 142,612 infections and 3,142 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 59 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 38,784 infections and 1,022 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin from the DGS informs that 59 new cases were registered, accumulating 42,539 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 460 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 20 new cases, totalling 12,228 infections and 72 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores presented 21 new cases, which raises to 8,827 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths remains at 42.

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