According to the bulletin released today, Portugal has already accounted for 149,443 confirmed cases of new coronavirus infection and 2,635 deaths.

Of the 45 deaths, 21 occurred in the North region, 18 in Lisbon and Tagus Valley, five in the Centre and one in Alentejo.

As regards hospitalisations, the number of people in hospital continues to rise, now 2,349 people, 94 more than on Monday, and of these 320 (26 more) are in Intensive Care Units.

In the last 24 hours 3,295 patients have recovered, the highest figure ever since the beginning of the pandemic, totalling 86,589.

The health authorities have 65,647 people under surveillance, 781 fewer than on Monday.

The DGS also reveals that 60,219 cases are active, 744 fewer than in the last 24 hours.

The Northern region continues to have the highest number of new infections daily, with 1,547 more cases today, totalling 67,692, and 1,172 dead since the pandemic began.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo 626 new cases of infection have been reported, with 61,690 cases and 1,039 deaths.

In the Centro region there were 292 new cases, accounting for 13,342 infections and 328 deaths.

In Alentejo there were 57 new cases of infection, totalling 2,911 with a total of 51 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 47 cases of infection, totalling 2,951 cases and 29 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores eight more cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 379 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered 15 new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 478 infections and one death to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years.

The new coronavirus has already affected at least 67,785 men and 81,658 women in Portugal, according to the cases reported.

Of the total number of deaths, 1,343 were men and 1,292 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over 1.2 million lives worldwide since December last year, including 2,590 in Portugal.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.