According to the DGS epidemiological situation report, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 51,681 confirmed cases of infection and 1,739 deaths, the last of which in the North.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region today totals 26,457 cases of covid-19, 68 more than on Monday, representing 61 percent of the national total.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours the increase in the number of confirmed cases was 0.2 percent (from 51,569 to 51,681).

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 increased in the last 24 hours to 37,318, plus 207, again registering a higher number than new cases (112).

As for confirmed cases, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo leads, with 26,457, followed by the North with 18,816, 19 more cases, and the Central region has 4,475 confirmed infections, 10 more new cases than those registered the day before according to the bulletin.

The Algarve totals 901 cases, nine more than on Monday, and the Alentejo has one more case of infection, totalling 746.

Madeira registers four more cases, now totalling 117 confirmed infections, and no deaths and in the Azores, DGS counted one more infection, totalling 169 cases of covid-19, keeping the 15 deaths previously registered.

The number of people hospitalised is 401 in the last 24 hours, representing 11 more people than on Monday and in intensive care there are now 44 people, two more compared to the previous daily bulletin.

There are more infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,564), followed by the age group between 30 and 39 years, which now counts 8,444 cases.

The age group between 20 and 29 years old, totals 7,907 cases in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic, plus five infections.

In the 50 to 59 age group, there are eight new cases, standing at 7,801.

At the age of 80, 5,878 people had confirmed infections, eight more than on Monday.

The covid-19 has already affected 1,868 children in Portugal up to nine years old and 2,375 between 10 and 19 in Portugal.

Health officials have 36,946 people under surveillance, 465 more than on Monday.

A total of 1,451 people await laboratory results, 28 more than the day before.

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (829), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (606), the Centre (252), Alentejo (22), Algarve (15) and the Azores (15).

The data indicate that of the total number of fatalities, 869 are men and 870 are women.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,165), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (338), between 60 and 69 years old (155) and between 50 and 59 years old (55). There are still 20 deaths registered between the ages of 40 and 49, four between the ages of 30 and 39 and two between the ages of 20 and 29.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 694,000 deaths and infected more than 18.3 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.