According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,332 people are hospitalised today, 34 fewer than on Thursday, while in intensive care units there are nine fewer patients, out of a total of 159, and not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19.

The number of active cases decreased today, with 600,324 now, 16,461 less than on Thursday, and in the last 24 hours, 40,691 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total to 2,428,926.

Of the 41 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 14 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 13 in the North, 11 in the Centre, two in Madeira and one in the Azores, with no deaths recorded in the Alentejo and the Algarve.

By age groups, most of the fatalities with covid-19 were over 80 years old (26), with 10 deaths between 70 and 79 years old, three between 60 and 69 years old and two between 50 and 69 years old. 59 years old.

The North continues to be the region of the country with the most new daily cases, with 7,835 more infections, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 7,103 more, the Centre (4,865), the Algarve (1,694), the Alentejo (1,274) the Azores (1,021) and Madeira (479).

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance registered a reduction of 10,679 people, now totalling 628,109.

According to the DGS, since March 2020, 3,049,692 cases of infection with SARS-CoV-2 have been registered in Portugal and 20,442 deaths associated with Covid-19 have been declared.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,085,323 cases and 8,550 deaths.

In the North region, there were 1,173,638 infections and 6,221 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 448,685 infections and 3,620 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 120,557 contagions and 658 deaths and the Alentejo has 105,025 cases and 1,142 deaths from Covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 70,205 infections and 176 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 46,259 cases and 75 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, 1,423,859 cases of infection were recorded in men and 1,623,107 in women, with 2,726 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Since March 2020, 10,755 men and 9,687 women have died from Covid-19.