Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 2,110 deaths and 89,121 cases of infection, 32,964 cases being active, 643 more than on Monday.

The DGS indicates that of the 16 deaths recorded, 10 occurred in Lisbon and Tagus Valley, five in the Northern region and one in the Centre region.

As for hospital admissions, the bulletin reveals that in the last 24 hours there have been 39 more people admitted totalling 916, of which 132 in intensive care (four more than on Monday).

The health authorities have 50,291 contacts under surveillance, 1,447 more than on Monday.

In the last 24 hours 549 patients have recovered totalling 54,047 since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 340 new cases of infection have been reported, accounting for 43,986 cases and 846 deaths.

The Northern region now has a further 713 new cases of Covid-19, totalling 33,660 cases and 929 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there have been a further 94 cases, accounting for 7,176 infections and 273 deaths.

In Alentejo a further 32 new cases of Covid-19 were registered, totalling 1,677, with a total of 26 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 24 new cases of infection, totalling 2,025 cases and 21 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores two new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, adding up to 300 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered three new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 297 infections, no deaths to date.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 40,566 men and 48,555 women in Portugal, according to the declared cases.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections reported being between 20 and 59 years old. The 40-49 age group has the highest number.

Of the total number of fatalities, 1,057 were men and 1,053 women.

The highest number of deaths is still concentrated among the over 80s.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million seventy-seven thousand deaths and more than 37.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent now has the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.