According to the bulletin of the General Direction of Health (DGS), 968 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised today, 45 more than on Sunday, 203 of which in intensive care, three more in the last 24 hours.
The area of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 444 cases and the North region with 420 have 72.6 percent of the total of new infections in the last 24 hours.
The nine deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (3), in the North region (4) in the Centre region (1) and in the Autonomous region of Madeira (1).
In what concerns the age brackets, four of the fatal victims were over 80 years old, two between 70 and 79 years old, one between 50 and 59 years old and two between 40 and 49 years old.
Regarding the total of 1,190 infections in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 103 were between 0 and 9 years old, 293 between 10 and 19 years old, 260 between 20 and 29 years old, 187 between 30 and 39 years old, 134 between 40 and 49 years old, 91 between 50 and 59 years old, 51 between 60 and 69 years old, 30 between 70 and 79 years old and 36 over 80 years old.
The data released by DGS also shows that there are 267 fewer active cases, totalling 49,787 and that 1,448 people have been reported recovered in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 904,962 recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,378 people have died in Portugal and 972,127 cases of infection have been recorded.
Health authorities have 1,538 fewer people under surveillance in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 74,171.
The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, with 444 new infections, has so far recorded 379,870 cases and 7,418 deaths.
In the North region, 420 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 376,660 cases of infection and 5,432 deaths since the pandemic began.
In the Centre region, 83 more cases have been registered, accumulating 130,131 infections and 3,044 deaths.
In the Alentejo, 27 more cases were reported, totalling 33,890 infections and 982 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin reveals that 140 new cases were registered, accumulating 33,332 infections and 392 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 26 cases, adding 10,660 infections and 72 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now has 50 new cases accounting for 7,584 cases and 38 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira release their data daily, which may not coincide with the information released in the DGS bulletin.
The new coronavirus has already infected at least 446,412 men and 525,060 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 655 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 9,121 were men and 8,257 women.
The highest 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 number of deaths, 11,369 were people aged over 80, 3,720 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,577 were aged between 60 and 69.
As for infections the bulletin reveals that of the total of 972,127 people infected since the start of the pandemic, 57,726 were between 0 and 9 years old, 97,125 between 10 and 19 years old, 151,224 between 20 and 29 years old, 144,012 between 30 and 39 years, 159,888 between 40 and 49 years, 136,773 between 50 and 59 years, 92,838 between 60 and 69 years, 59,577 between 70 and 79 years and 72,309 over 80 years.
The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days today fell again to 394.6 cases, as did the transmissibility index which is now 0.94.
The joint epidemiological bulletin from the Directorate-General of Health and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge states that the national incidence rate has fallen from 419.2 cases on Wednesday to 394.6.
In mainland Portugal, this indicator has also dropped from 439.2 cases registered during the past week to 403.1 of infection by SARS-CoV-2 per 100 thousand inhabitants.
As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person with the virus - fell today from 0.98 reported on Friday to 0.94 at the national level, continuing the downward trend.
In the continent, the Rt also dropped from 0.98 to 0.94.
The Rt data and the incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days - indicators that make up the risk matrix for monitoring the pandemic - are updated by health authorities on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
In Portugal, since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,378 people have died and 972,127 cases of infection have been recorded, according to the Directorate-General of Health.