The bulletin also indicates that a further 3,817 new Covid-19 infections have been recorded in the last 24 hours, totalling 187,237 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the DGS, Portugal has so far registered a total of 3,021 deaths related to Covid-19.

Since Monday, a further 91 people have been admitted to an infirmary, and there are now 2,742 hospitalisations, while there are nine fewer in intensive care units, where there are 382 people.

The DGS's epidemiological situation report indicates that of the 62 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 31 occurred in the Norte region, 17 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 11 in the Centro region and three in Alentejo.

Portugal now has 77,338 active cases, 1,040 fewer than on Monday, and 4,795 people have recovered in the last 24 hours, out of a total of 106,878 since the pandemic began.

The DGS also reports that health authorities have 90,063 contacts under surveillance, 25 fewer than on Monday.

The northern region continues to be the one with most new cases: 2,663 in the last 24 hours, totalling 91,212 and 1,370 dead since the pandemic started in March.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 736 new cases of infection have been reported, now accounting for 70,751 cases and 1,162 deaths.

In the Centro region a further 290 cases of infection have been reported, with a total of 17,016 cases and 372 deaths.

In Alentejo another 41 new cases were registered, totalling 3,641 cases and 69 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported 57 new cases of infection, now totalling 3,558 cases and 31 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 21 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 492 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered a further nine cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 567 infections and two deaths.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 84,792 men and 102,443 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 1,552 were men and 1,469 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the over 80s, but in the last 24 hours two people between the ages of 40 and 49 have died.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 1,263,890 deaths in more than 50.9 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 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.