The daily epidemiological bulletin of the DGS records a reduction in the number of people hospitalised, accounting for 2,320 hospitalisations today, 28 less than on Monday, 158 of which are in intensive care units, 14 less in the last 24 hours.

Active cases have increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 512,571, some 2,943 more than on Monday, and 54,666 people have recovered from the disease, which brings the national total of recoveries to 1,780,008.

Active cases and surveillance contacts total more than one million people (1,032,585), equivalent to about 10% of the Portuguese population.

Of the 48 deaths, 17 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 19 in the North, seven in the Centre, one in the Alentejo and four in the Algarve.

Compared to the situation recorded in Portugal on the same day a year ago, the country today has 50,734 new cases of infection - there were 6,923 new cases on January 25, 2021.

In this comparison, the number of hospitalisations is lower today, since a year ago 6,420 people were hospitalised, 767 of which were in intensive care, with fewer deaths now (on the same day in 2021, the DGS bulletin accounted for 252 deaths in the 24 previous hours).

The North is the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, with a total of 25,504, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (16,740), the Centre (9,543), the Alentejo (2,044), the Algarve (1,501), Madeira (1,408) and the Azores (917).

According to data from the DGS, 34 of the 48 deaths were of elderly people over 80 years old, nine in the age group between 70 and 79 years old, three between 60 and 69 years old and two between 50 and 59 years old.

The highest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old (12,722), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,268) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,808).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 873,524 cases and 8,291 deaths.

In the North region, there were 876,871 infections and 5,973 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 314,021 infections and 3,456 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 87,814 infections and 620 deaths and the Alentejo has 76,211 cases and 1,111 deaths from covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 58,523 infections and 154 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 25,276 cases and 56 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.

In Portugal, since March 2020, 19,661 people have died, 10,337 men and 9,324 women.