According to the daily epidemiological bulletin, 2,435 people are hospitalised today, 16 more than on Tuesday, while in intensive care units there are eight fewer patients, out of a total of 163, and not all hospitalisations are due to covid-19.

The number of active cases rose again today, with 606,707 now, 6,710 more than on Tuesday, and in the last 24 hours, 27,261 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total to 2,370,709.

Of the 52 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 17 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 15 in the North, 15 in the Centre, two in the Azores, one in the Alentejo, one in the Algarve and one in Madeira.

By age groups, most of the fatalities with covid-19 were over 80 years old (38), with seven deaths between 70 and 79 years old, four between 60 and 69 years old, two among 50 years old and 59 years and one between 40 and 49 years.

The North continues to be the region of the country with the most new daily cases, with 11,888 more infections, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 9,918 more, the Centre (6,821), the Algarve (1,951), the Alentejo (1,713) , the Azores (1,142) and Madeira (590).

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance recorded a reduction of 9,152 people, now totalling 646,368.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has recorded 1,069,700 cases and 8,527 deaths.

In the North region, there were 1,156,683 infections and 6,190 deaths and the Central region now has an accumulated total of 438,304 infections and 3,594 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 117,411 infections and 657 deaths and the Alentejo has 102,182 cases and 1,141 deaths from covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has had 69,153 infections and 173 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic and the Azores archipelago 44,337 cases and 72 deaths.

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

According to DGS, 1,400,325 cases of infection were recorded in men and 1,594,748 in women, with 2,697 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Since March 2020, 10,706 men and 9,648 women have died from Covid-19.