According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,440 people are hospitalised today, two less than on Wednesday, 155 of which in intensive care units, six more, and not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19, and may be motivated by other pathologies despite the existence of infection with SARS-CoV-2.

The number of active cases has increased again to 642,113, 29,100 more than on Wednesday, and in the last 24 hours, 21,294 people have been reported recovered, bringing the total to 2,133,640.

An additional 7,365 contacts were placed on surveillance in the last 24 hours, which now total 653,062.

Since March 2020, 2,795,830 people have been infected in Portugal with SARS-CoV-2 and 20,077 Covid-19 associated deaths have been declared.

Of the Covid-19 associated deaths in the last 24 hours, 18 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 18 in the North, eight in the Central region, three in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, three in the Algarve, two in the Autonomous Region of the Azores and one in the Alentejo.

By age, one of the people with Covid-19 who died was between 40 and 49 years old, five people were between 60 and 69 years old, 11 between 70 and 79 years old and 36 were 80 years old or older.

Most of the new infections were diagnosed in the Northern region, with 20,279 new cases, now totalling 1,081,148 cases since the start of the pandemic and 6,105 deaths associated with Covid-19.

In the Lisbon region there are 14,293 more infections, totalling 1,010,845 infections and 8,440 deaths associated with Covid-19 since March 2020, while the Centre region records 9,455 new cases (399,195 in total and 3,531 deaths).

In Alentejo, 2,272 more people were infected in the last 24 hours (total of 93,361 contagions and 1,129 deaths with Covid-19) and in Algarve 2,103 more (total of 107,779 cases and 641 deaths).

In the autonomous region of the Azores, 1,511 infections were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, for a total of 37,465 cases since the start of the pandemic and 64 deaths attributed to Covid-19, while in Madeira there were 534 new infections, for a total of 66,037 and 167 deaths with Covid-19.

By age, 9,330 of the contagions in the last 24 hours were in people aged between 40 and 49 years, 8,718 in the 30 to 39 age group, 8,564 between 10 and 19 years, 7,164 between 20 and 29 years, 6,505 in children up to nine years old, 4,392 between 50 and 59 years, 2,763 between 60 and 69 years, 1,750 between 70 and 79 years and 1,261 in people 80 years or older.

SARS-CoV-2 has already infected at least 1,308,013 men and 1,485,265 women in Portugal, and there are still 2,552 cases of unknown sex that are under investigation, as these data are not provided automatically.

Since the start of the pandemic, and associated with Covid-19, 10,568 men and 9,509 women have died.