In comparison with Monday's data, which recorded 1,330 deaths, today there was a 0.9 percent increase in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (31,007), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 219 more cases than on Monday (30,788), representing an increase of 0.7 percent.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (752), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (325), the Centre (234), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the report of the epidemiological situation, with data updated until midnight on Monday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without a death record.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 686 fatalities are women and 656 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 904 were over 80 years old, 261 were between 70 and 79 years old, 120 were between 60 and 69 years old, 41 between 50 and 59, 15 between 40 and 49, and one patient was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 513 patients are admitted to hospitals, 18 fewer than on Monday (-3.4 percent), and 71 are in Intensive Care Units, minus one (-1.4 percent).

There are 11,056 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (2,206, followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,552), Porto (1,347), Matosinhos (1,272), Braga (1,213) and Gondomar (1,079).

Since 1 January, 313,886 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 1,815 are awaiting test results.

There are 281,064 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 18,096 (274 more).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,697, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 9,778, the Centre region, with 3,690, the Algarve (363) and Alentejo (254).

The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 26,392 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 17,922 are women and 13,085 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (5,212), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (5,162) and people over 80 years old (4,457).

There are still 4,605 ??patients aged between 30 and 39 years, 4,001 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,440 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,514 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 598 cases of children up to nine years old and 1,018 young people aged 10 to 19 years old.

According to DGS, 40 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 91 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 346,000 deaths and infected more than 5.5 million people worldwide.

More than 2.1 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.