According to today's epidemiological bulletin, the region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley continues to have the most new confirmed cases, with 206 of the 388 registered in the period under review, representing 53 percent of the total.

Regarding admissions to the ward, the DGS data indicate a significant increase in the ward, 26 more hospitalised, totalling 291.

In the intensive care units (ICU), there are 59 patients, seven more compared to the day before.

Data released by the DGS also shows that 109 more cases are active, for a total of 23,824, and that 277 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours, or that the national total increases to 812,174 recovered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,036 people have died in Portugal and 853,034 cases of infection have been registered.

The deaths registered today occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region and in the North region.

The number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities rose by 953, now totalling 26,351.

The national transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus went down from 1.08 to 1.07 and a result of cases of infection per 100,000 population rose from 69.8 to 72.2, was released today.

According to the joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) and the National Institute of Health Doctor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), the Rt in mainland Portugal is slightly higher, although it has decreased from 1.10 to 1. 08 The 14-day incidence rate on the Continent currently stands at 70.6, up from 67.5 on Friday.

Rt and incidence data are for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 206 new infections were reported, with 323,311 cases and 7,218 dead so far.

The Northern region now has 93 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 341,473 cases of infection and 5,357 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

These two regions account for 77 percent of all new infections in the last 24 hours.

In the Centre region, 18 more cases were registered, totalling 120,161 infections and 3,025 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 13 more cases were reported, totalling 30,289 infections and 971 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin revealed that 32 cases were registered, totalling 22,455 infections and 363 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has not registered new cases, totalling 9,756 infections and 69 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now have 26 new cases and account for 5,589 cases and 33 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information published in the DGS bulletin.

Of the total deaths, 8,947 were men and 8,089 women.

The greatest 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, 11,188 were over 80 years old, 3,632 aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,534 were between 60 and 69 years old.