The number of people hospitalised, which peaked at 6,869 on 1 February, has been decreasing since then, and now stands at 488, 16 less than on Tuesday, the first time since September 19, 2020.

From Tuesday to today, three more people have been admitted to intensive care units, where 116 patients with covid-19 are now.

In the last 24 hours, there were three more deaths attributed to covid-19.

Health authorities now have 825,031 contacts under surveillance, 945 more than on Tuesday, and in the last 24 hours, 757 people have been recovered, totalling 782,294 since the start of the pandemic.

Today there are 97 fewer active cases, reaching 25,847.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 825,031 cases of infection with the new coronavirus have been diagnosed in Portugal and 16,890 people have died with covid-19.

Most cases in the last 24 hours have been diagnosed in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, where 312,799 people have already been infected.

In the North, 182 more cases were recorded (331,604 in total), in the Centro region plus 71 (117,531 since March 2020), in the Algarve 46 new cases (total of 20,926), in Alentejo 32 (29,261), plus 42 cases in the Azores (total of 4,167) and 28 new infections in Madeira (8,743 in total).

The three deaths in the last 24 hours took place in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where since the beginning of the pandemic, 7,158 people died with covid-19.

Since March last year, 5,309 deaths have been attributed to the covid-19 in the North, 3,002 in the Center, 970 in the Alentejo, 354 in the Algarve, 68 in Madeira and 29 in the Azores.

SARS-CoV-2 has already infected at least 450,860 women and 373,881 men in Portugal, with 290 cases of unknown sex under investigation, since these data are not provided automatically.

Most of the confirmed cases of contagion occurred in the age group between 40 and 49 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 8,870 men and 8,020 women with covid-19 have died.

The majority of fatal cases of covid-19 occurred in the age group above 80 years.