According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,442 people are hospitalised today, five more than on Tuesday, 149 of which in intensive care units, minus six, and not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19, which may be motivated by other pathologies.

The number of active cases increased again, with 613,013 now, 20,648 more than on Tuesday, and in the last 24 hours, 33,989 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total to 2,112,346.

In the last 24 hours, a further 6,390 contacts were placed under surveillance, which now totals 645,697.

Since March 2020, 2,745,383 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Portugal and 20,024 deaths associated with Covid-19 have been declared.

Of the deaths with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, 24 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 12 in the North, 12 in the Centre region, four in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, two in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, one in Alentejo and one in the Algarve.

By age, two of the people with Covid-19 who died were between 40 and 49 years old, four people were between 60 and 69 years old, 10 between 70 and 79 years old and 40 were 80 years old or older.

Most of the new contagions were diagnosed in the North region, with 22,061 infections, now totalling 1,060,869 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 6,087 deaths associated with Covid-19.

In the Lisbon region there are 15,613 more infections, totalling 996,552 contagions and 8,422 deaths associated with covid-19 since March 2020, while the Centre region registers 10,763 new cases (389,740 in total and 3,523 deaths).

In the Algarve, a further 2,533 people were infected in the last 24 hours (total of 105,676 infections and 638 deaths with covid-19) and in the Alentejo another 1,857 (total of 91,089 cases and 1,128 deaths).

In the autonomous region of the Azores, 1,329 infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, for a total of 35,954 cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 62 deaths attributed to Covid-19, while in Madeira there were 537 new infections, for a total of 65,503 and 164 deaths with Covid-19.

By age, 10,085 of the infections in the last 24 hours were in people between 40 and 49 years old, 9,384 in the 30-39 age group, 9,291 between 10 and 19 years old, 7,945 in children up to nine years old. , 4,700 between 50 and 59 years, 2,869 between 60 and 69 years, 1,801 between 70 and 79 years and 1,377 in people aged 80 years and over.

SARS-CoV-2 has already infected at least 1,284,829 men and 1,458,040 women in Portugal, with 2,514 cases of unknown sex still under investigation, as these data are not provided automatically.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, and associated with covid-19, 10,539 men and 9,485 women have died.