According to the epidemiological bulletin, released today by the DGS, 479 patients are hospitalised in wards, 13 more than on Sunday, and 119 in intensive care, six more.

The data also reveals that 445 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total number to 785,063 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.

Active cases in Portugal continue to record a decrease, with 25,783 registered today (minus 176).

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 16,918 deaths associated with covid-19 and 827,765 cases of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes the covid-19 disease.

The number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities increased by 488 compared to Sunday, now totalling 18,230.

According to the most recent DGS data, Portugal currently has 2,124,821 people vaccinated against covid-19, of which 601,591 have already been immunized with both doses.

Of the two deaths reported by health authorities, returning to lows already registered this year, one occurred in the Lisbon region and the other in the North region.

The number of infections in the North region already exceeds those registered in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo.

The North of the country today accounts for an additional 70 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 332,482 cases of infection and 5,322 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic in the country.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley registered another 60 new infections, accounting for 313,675 cases and 7,171 deaths so far.

In the Centre region, there were 18 more cases, with 117,808 infections accumulating and 3,003 deaths, while in the Alentejo 52 more cases were reported, totalling 29,398 infections and 970 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of new cases has also risen in the Algarve region, another 21 compared to Sunday, accumulating 21,167 infections and 355 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of Madeira, 27 new cases were registered, accounting for 8,862 infections and 68 deaths due to covid-19, and in the Azores, 23 new cases of infection, now totalling 4,373 cases and 29 deaths, need data from the epidemiological situation report in the parents.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data on a daily basis, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 375,245 men and 452,224 women in Portugal, according to DGS data, according to which there are 296 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total fatalities, 8,888 were men and 8,030 women.

The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old, followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old.

Of the total deaths, 11,126 were people over 80 years old, 3,584 aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,506 were between 60 and 69 years old.