According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), released today, 290 people are now hospitalised, 21 more than on Sunday, of which 59 in intensive care units, plus seven in the last 24 hours.

The five deaths of people over 80 years old were registered in the regions of Lisbon (2), Centre (1), Algarve (1) and Região Autónoma dos Açores (1).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 18,138 people have died in Portugal and 1,085,451 cases of infection have been registered.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,834), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,884).

Of the total number of fatalities registered to date, 9,513 in Portugal were men and 8,625 women.

Data released by the DGS also show that 32 more cases are active, for a total of 31,336, and that 284 people were reported as recovered from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the national total to 1,035,977 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities rose (more 321), standing at 21,124.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 582,668 women and 502,036 men, according to data from the DGS, according to which there are 747 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically .

Among the new infections, the age group from 40 to 99 (over 51) stands out, followed by 20 to 29 years (over 45), from 30 to 39 years (over 40), from 50 to 59 years (over 40), from 0 to 9 years old (over 38), from 60 to 69 years old (over 27), from over 80 years old (over 27), from 10 to 19 (over 24) and from 70 to 79 (over 21).

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the North region concentrate about 66.4% of the infections reported in the last 24 hours.

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 118 new infections were reported, with 419,192 cases and 7,718 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 90 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 414,910 cases of infection and 5,595 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region there were 46 more cases, totalling 145,821 infections and 3,177 deaths.

In the Alentejo, four new cases of infection were reported, totalling 40,011 infections and 1,051 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's DGS bulletin counts 24 new cases, accumulating 43,684 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 479 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 20 new cases, totalling 12,575 infections and 73 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 11 new cases, which raises to 9,258 infections since the beginning of the pandemic and 45 deaths due to the disease.

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