Compared to Monday's data, which recorded 928 deaths, today there was an increase of 2.2 percent in deaths.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (24,322), DGS data show that there are 295 more cases than on Monday, representing an increase of 1.2 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (546), followed by the Central region (194), Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (185), the Algarve (12), the Azores (10) and the Alentejo that registers in one case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until midnight on Monday.

Of the registered deaths, 641 were over 80 years old, 187 were between 70 and 79 years old, 83 between 60 and 69 years old, 27 between 50 and 59, and ten between 40 and 49.

Of the total number of infected people, the vast majority are recovering at home, totaling 21,049 (plus 302).

The data indicate that 936 are hospitalized, 59 less than on Monday (-3 percent), and 172 are in Intensive Care Units, minus four, which represents a decrease of 2.3 percent.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,413), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,263), Porto (1,211), Braga (1,019), Matosinhos (1,017) ), Gondomar (966), Maia (826), Valongo (700), Sintra (568), Ovar (564), Guimarães (507) and Coimbra, with 401 cases.

Since 1 January, 239,065 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 3,563 are awaiting test results.

There are 211,180 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,389 (there were 1,357).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 14,702, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 5,593, the Centre region, with 3,289, the Algarve (330) and the Alentejo (201).

The Azores register 121 cases of covid-19 and Madeira 86.

DGS also records 29,599 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 14,393 are women and 9,929 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,100), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,091) and people over 80 years old (3,802 cases).

There are also 3,380 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,879 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,774 between 20 and 29 years old and 2,174 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 399 cases of children up to nine years old and 723 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the report of the Directorate-General for Health, 171 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 137 from France and 88 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the bulletin, 50 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 36 percent fever, 25 percent muscle pain, 23 percent headache, 19 percent general weakness and 15 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 85 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has infected more than three million people worldwide and caused more than 211,000 deaths.

More than 832,000 patients were considered cured by health authorities.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in the Chinese city of Wuhan.