The daily epidemiological bulletin of the DGS now counts 904 people hospitalised, 39 less than on Monday, of which 153 are in intensive care units, plus one in the last 24 hours.

According to data from the health authority, there were three deaths in the age group between 70 and 79 years old and 13 among the elderly over 80 years old.

Of the 16 deaths, eight occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, two in the North, another two in the Centre, one in the Alentejo and three in the Algarve.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours (2,727), followed by the North (1,433), the Centre (962), the Algarve (238), Madeira (207), the Alentejo (138) and the Azores (49).

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,223), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,062) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,725).

Active Covid-19 cases have dropped in the past 24 hours to 72,887, down 813 from Monday, and 6,551 people have recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recoveries to 1,141,909.

Compared to the previous day, health authorities have over 2,590 contacts under surveillance, totalling 103,545 people.

The largest number of new cases diagnosed is in the age group between 20 and 29 years old (1,190), followed by 40 to 49 years old (1,023), from 30 to 39 years old (991), from 50 to 59 years old (739), from 10 to 19 years old (621), from zero to nine years old (502), from 60 to 69 years old (440), from 70 to 79 years old (159) and from the elderly over 80 years old (89).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 470,514 cases and 7,930 deaths.

In the North region there were 457,692 infections and 5,740 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 177,795 infections and 3,327 deaths.

The Algarve has 54,646 infections and 567 deaths and the Alentejo has 44,693 cases and 1,083 deaths due to Covid-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has 17,477 infections and 115 deaths, and the Azores archipelago 10,792 cases and 50 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.

In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,812 people have died and 1,233,608 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the DGS.