Today, there are five fewer people who are hospitalised, a total of 855, 178 of which are in intensive care.

For the second consecutive day, Portugal registers 16 deaths, remaining at the levels of deaths registered in March.

Most new infections by SARS-CoV-2 are registered today in the regions of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (1,450) and North (1,455).

The 16 deaths registered in the last 24 hours occurred mostly in the North region (7), followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (3), Centre, Alentejo and Algarve, two in each.

In the last 24 hours, the northern region surpassed Lisbon and the Tagus Valley in the number of daily cases and deaths.

According to data from the DGS, until now, 17,264 victims of covid-19 have died in Portugal: 9,061 men and 8,203 women.

The cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours are, above all, among the age groups from 0 to 59, totalling 90 percent of new infections, with a greater number between 10 and 39 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 947,038 people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2.

According to the health authority, Portugal now has 53,534 active cases (more 546), having recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours over 3,232 people, which increases to 876,240 the number of recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of contacts under surveillance is 81,851, plus 474 in the last 24 hours.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now counts a total of 370,611 cases of infection and the North region, 367,354, reports the DGS.

In the Centre there were 352 new cases (127,779 in total), in the Alentejo there are 132 more cases (32,874 in total), in the Algarve 281 new infections (total of 30,977), in Madeira 41 new cases (10,383) and in the Azores another 83, for a total of 7,060.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most deaths (7,365), followed by the North (5,394), the Centre (3,038), Alentejo (979), Algarve (383), Madeira (70) and the Azores (35).

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

The largest share of new infections is in people aged between 20 and 29 years (906), followed by the age group 30-39 years (674), 10 to 19 (628), 40 to 49 (548) , up to 9 years old (355), 50 to 59 (307), 60 to 69 (171), 70 to 79 (113) and over 80 (87).

In the last 24 hours, seven people over 80 years old died, five between 70 and 79 years old, three between 60 and 69 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old.

The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has risen today to 418.3 and that of the mainland to 430.8.

As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person with the virus - it is 1.07 on the continent and 1.09 nationally.