According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released today, 360 people are now hospitalised, 25 more than on Sunday, of which 60 in intensive care units, one more in the last 24 hours.

The five deaths were registered in the regions of Lisbon (1), Centre (3) and Alentejo (1), reads the data from the health authority, indicating that the victims are two men and three women, aged 80 or over.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 18,162 people have died in Portugal and 1,091,142 cases of infection have been registered.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,850), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,886).

Of the total number of fatalities registered to date, 9,525 in Portugal were men and 8,637 women.

In the last 24 hours, there were over 50 active cases of covid-19, for a total of 31,940, according to data from the DGS, according to which 436 people were reported as recovered, raising to 1,041,040 the total number of people recovered since the onset of the pandemic.

The number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities increased, another 152, standing at 22,524.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 585,464 women and 504,931 men. There are still 747 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically, explains the DGS.

Among the new infections, the age group from 20 to 29 (over 77 cases) stands out, followed by 40 to 49 years (over 74), from 30 to 39 years (over 67), from zero to nine (over 65), from 50 to 59 years old (over 54), from 10 to 19 (over 46), from 60 to 69 years and from 70 to 79 (both over 41) and from eighty or over (over 29).

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 189 new infections were reported, with 421,430 cases and 7,729 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 125 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 416,344 cases of infection and 5,598 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

According to the data, another 73 cases were registered in the Centre region, totalling 147,005 infections and 3,184 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 19 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 147,005 infections and 1,053 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Today's DGS bulletin still counts 46 new cases in the Algarve region, accumulating 44,058 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 479 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 29 new cases, totalling 12,735 infections and 74 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 10 new cases, which raises to 9,375 infections since the beginning of the pandemic and 45 deaths due to the disease.

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