According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 1,936 people are hospitalised today, 86 fewer than on Thursday, while in intensive care units there are 127 people, minus five, although not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19.
Portugal registered less than 2,000 hospitalisations in the last 24 hours, the lowest value of the last month, with identical numbers on January 16, when 1,813 were hospitalised in hospital wards.
Intensive care also registers an occupation similar to that of the beginning of December 2021.
The number of active cases decreased today to 516,890, 21,279 fewer than on Thursday, and in the last 24 hours 36,710 people were reported to have recovered, for a total of 2,626,200 since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the last 24 hours, 11,091 contacts were no longer under surveillance, but health authorities still have 534,151 people in these conditions.
Of the 51 deaths with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, 19 occurred in the North region, 13 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley area, seven in the Centre region, five in the Algarve, four in the Alentejo, two in the Autonomous Region of the Azores and one in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Most of the new infections were diagnosed in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 5,272 infections, followed by the North, with 4,073 more, the Centre (3,014), the Algarve (1,021), the Alentejo (926) and the Azores. (650) and Madeira (526).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,122,343 cases and 8,633 deaths.
In the North region, there were 1,207,201 infections and 6,350 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 470,689 infections and 3,678 deaths.
The Algarve has a total of 127,770 infections and 673 deaths and the Alentejo has 111,284 cases and 1,160 deaths from Covid-19.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 73,701 infections and 182 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 50,881 cases and 83 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 1,474,712 cases of infection in men and 1,686,344 in women, with 2,813 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.
Since March 2020, 10,923 men and 9,836 women have died from Covid-19.