Portugal today registered 858 people hospitalized in intensive care, the highest number ever, and 303 deaths related to covid-19, the same figure reached on the 28th, according to the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).
The bulletin also reveals that 6,694 people are hospitalized, 150 more than on Saturday, of which 858 are in intensive care units, 15 more than the previous day, a value that represents a new maximum of the pandemic phase.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has recorded 12,482 deaths associated with covid-19.
In the last 24 hours, 9,498 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection were registered, totaling 720,516 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and 7,511 more recovered, totaling 526,411 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.
The bulletin also states that 181,623 cases are active today, 1,684 more than on Saturday.
Health authorities have 223,991 contacts under surveillance, 1,374 less than the previous day.
Of the 303 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, half occurred in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 153 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The Central region accounted for 77, followed by the North with 48, Alentejo with 16 and the Algarve with five.
Three deaths were also reported in the Autonomous Region of Madeira and one in the Autonomous Region of the Azores.
In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 4,834 new infections were reported, with 262,037 cases and 4,835 deaths so far.
Lisbon and the Tagus Valley have 50.9% of new cases and 50.5% of deaths registered in the last 24 hours.
The North region recorded 2,651 new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the last 24 hours and since the beginning of the pandemic it has already registered 306,232 cases of infection and 4,501 deaths.
In the Centro region, there were 1,385 more cases, for a total of 102,535, and a total of 2,201 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In Alentejo, 254 more cases were reported today, increasing the number of reported infections to 24,913, and a total of 667 deaths.
The Algarve region has today reported 233 new cases, adding 17,238 infections and a total of 210 deaths.
Madeira registered 101 new cases, accounting for a total of 4,055 infections and 43 deaths due to covid-19.
In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, 40 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours, increasing to a total of 3,506 cases and 25 deaths.
Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 20 and 59 years of age.
SARS-CoV-2 has already infected at least 394,907 women and 325,385 men in Portugal, refer to DGS data, according to which there are 224 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since these data are not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 6,489 were men and 5,993 women.
The largest 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.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 2,219,793 deaths resulting from more than 102.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.