According to the DGS daily epidemiological bulletin, 1,250 people are hospitalised today, 42 more than on Sunday, while in intensive care units there are now 81 patients, one less than the day before, although not all hospitalisations are due to Covid-19.
The number of active cases dropped today to 472,781, 5,367 fewer than on Sunday, and in the last 24 hours 10,956 people were reported to have recovered, for a total of 2,843,809 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Of the 17 deaths, six occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, five in the Centre, three in the North, two in Madeira and one in the Alentejo.
By age group, 15 elderly people over 80 years old, one person between 70 and 79 years old and another between 60 and 69 years old died.
Most of the new infections were diagnosed in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 2,407 infections, followed by the North (991), the Centre (739), Madeira (558), the Algarve (432), the Alentejo (299) and the Azores (180).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,183,756 cases and 8,780 deaths.
In the North region, there were 1,241,942 infections and 6,492 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 507,084 infections and 3,776 deaths.
The Algarve has a total of 139,171 infections and 696 deaths and the Alentejo has 122,511 cases and 1,186 deaths from Covid-19.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has, since the beginning of the pandemic, 82,656 infections and 191 deaths and the Azores archipelago 60,686 cases and 95 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.
Since March 2020, 21,216 people have died from Covid-19, 11,158 men and 10,058 women.