1,938 people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus are now hospitalised in wards and 174 in intensive care units, reveal data from the report on the epidemiological situation assessment of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
The 31 new deaths associated with Covid-19 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (17), in the North region (6), in the Centre (3), in the Algarve (3) in Alentejo (1) and in Madeira (1).
The highest number of new infections was recorded in the North region (8,937) and in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (7,938).
Since Sunday, the Centre region has reported 2,078 new infections, the Autonomous Region of Madeira 1,232, the Algarve 796, the Alentejo 532 and the Azores (404).
The largest number of newly diagnosed infections is in the age group between 0 and 9 years old (4,106), followed by the age group between 40 and 49 years old (3,855), from 30 to 39 years old (3,298), of 20 to 29 years (2,977).
In the age group between 10 and 19 years old, 2,228 new infections were registered, while in the age group between 60 and 69 years old, 1,105 were reported, between 70 and 79 years old (579) and in the elderly over 80 years old (380).
Compared to the epidemiological situation observed on the same day of 2021 in Portugal, in which 10,385 new infections were recorded, the country now has 11,532 more.
Although the number of hospitalizations has increased again today, the number remains significantly lower than a year ago, when 4,889 people were hospitalised in the ward and 647 in intensive care, as well as the number of deaths that, on the same day, of 2021, the DGS bulletin accounted for 152.
Compared to the previous day, health authorities have 20,217 more contacts under surveillance, totaling 301,161 people.
According to DGS data, 13 of the 31 fatalities were over 80 years old, nine were between 70 and 79 years old, five were between 60 and 69 years old, two between 50 and 59 years old.
One of the fatal victims was between 20 and 29 years old and another between 40 and 49 years old.
The highest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old (12,511), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,203) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,777).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 751,449 cases and 8,149 deaths.
In the North region, there were 699,720 infections and 5,872 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 253,750 infections and 3,408 deaths.
The Algarve has a total of 74,142 infections and 608 deaths and Alentejo has 63,430 infections and 1,103 deaths from covid-19.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 46,181 infections and 139 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 18,219 cases and 55 deaths.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.