Since the beginning of the pandemic Portugal has registered 1,963 deaths and 74,717 cases of infection and today 24,561 cases are active, 373 more than the previous day.

The DGS indicates that of the six deaths registered, five occurred in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where the highest number of infections is also found, and one in the Centre region.

Regarding hospital admissions, the bulletin shows that 661 people are hospitalised (two more than on Monday). In intensive care are 99 people (plus one).

The bulletin also states that the health authorities have 44,231 contacts under surveillance, 60 more than on Monday, and that 309 patients have been recovered in the last 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal 48,193 people have recovered from the disease.

A further 478 new cases of infection have been reported in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, which represents almost 70 percent of the total number of cases registered today, with the region accounting for 38,294 cases and 759 deaths.

The Northern region now has a further 160 new cases of Covid-19, totalling 26,735 and 884 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there have been a further 16 cases, totalling 6,076 infections and 263 deaths.

In Alentejo there were five more cases of Covid-19, totalling 1,499 cases, maintaining the 23 deaths previously registered.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 22 cases of infection, totalling 1,622 cases and maintaining the 19 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores two new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 269 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered five cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 222 infections, with no deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections being recorded between 20 and 59 years of age, with a focus on the 40 to 49 age group.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 33,905 men and 40,812 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 987 were men and 976 women.

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million deaths and more than 33 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review 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.