According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,560 people are hospitalised today, 49 more than on Sunday, while in intensive care units there are two fewer, out of a total of 178, but 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 decreased again today, with 608,147 now, 20,663 less than on Sunday, and in the last 24 hours, 37,646 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total to 2,304,585.
Of the 36 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 11 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, another 11 in the North, 10 in the Center and four in the Alentejo.
Most of the fatalities with Covid-19 were over 80 years old (23), with six deaths between 70 and 79 years old, another six between 60 and 69 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old.
The North continues to be the region of the country with the most new daily cases, with 7,608 more infections, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 4,326 more, the Centre (2,269), the Azores (1,077), the Algarve (770) , Alentejo (564) and Madeira (405).
In the last 24 hours, a further 1,092 contacts were placed under surveillance, which now totals 665,534.
According to the DGS, since March 2020, 2,932,990 people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Portugal and 20,258 deaths associated with covid-19 have been declared.
The largest number of new diagnosed cases is in the age groups between 40 and 49 years, with 3,013 new infections in the last 24 hours. This is followed by those aged between 10 and 19 (2,991 new infections), those aged between 30 and 39 (2,768), those aged up to 9 years (2,540), those aged between 20 and 29 (2,244), those aged between 50 and 59 (1,569), between 60 and 69 years old (929), between 70 and 79 years old (535) and elderly people over 80 years old (430).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,050,847 cases and 8,498 deaths.
In the North region, there were 1,134,070 infections and 6,161 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 424,773 infections and 3,570 deaths.
The Algarve has a total of 114,284 infections and 650 deaths and Alentejo has 98,922 cases and 1,139 deaths from covid-19.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 68,051 infections and 170 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 42,043 cases and 70 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.
According to DGS, there were 1,371,108 cases of infection in men and 1,559,234 in women, with 2,648 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.
Since March 2020, 10,652 men and 9,606 women have died from Covid-19.