The DGS daily epidemiological bulletin counts today with 953 people hospitalised for infection with the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, 41 fewer than on Monday, of which 142 are in intensive care units (two less).

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours (1,159), followed by the North region (1,148), the Centre (792), the Algarve (211), Madeira (170), the Alentejo (98) and the Azores (13).

Of the 14 deaths, five occurred in the North, four in the Centre, three in the Algarve, one in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and another in the autonomous region of Madeira.

By age group, seven people who died were over 80 years old, four between 70 and 79 years old, two between 60 and 69 years old and one between 40 and 49 years old.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,153 of the total 18,687 deaths caused by covid-19 in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years (4,032) and between 60 and 69 years (1,70).

There are now 65,757 active covid-19 cases (2,781 fewer than on Monday) and 6,359 people have recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recoveries to 1,115,749.

Compared to Monday, health authorities have over 950 contacts under surveillance, totalling 91,709.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 457,167 cases and 7,894 deaths.

In the North region there were 448,092 infections and 5,707 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 171,883 infections and 3,300 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 52,586 infections and 552 deaths and the Alentejo has 43,796 cases and 1,072 deaths due to covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded, in the last 24 hours, according to the DGS, 170 new cases and one death, totalling 16,209 infections and 113 deaths, and the Azores registered 13 new infections, totalling 10,460 and 49 deaths.

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

Among the 18,687 people who have died with Covid-19 in Portugal since the start of the pandemic, 9,806 were men and 8,881 were women.