According to DGS, 649 people are hospitalised, 21 more than on Monday, 93 of whom are in intensive care units, the same number as the day before.
Portugal registered 2,560 new cases of infection by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and 14 deaths associated with Covid-19, in addition to a further increase in the number of hospitalised patients in intensive care units, according to official data.
According to the epidemiological bulletin of the country’s national health authority, the DGS, released on Tuesday, 649 people are hospitalised, 21 more than on Monday, 93 of whom are in intensive care units, the same number as the day before.
Of the 14 deaths, two occurred in the North, four in the Centre, four in Lisbon and Tagus Valley, one in the Alentejo, one in the Algarve and two in Madeira.
The deaths occurred in age groups between 50 and 59 years (one), 60 and 69 years (two), between 70 and 79 years (seven) and among the elderly over 80 years (four), the DGS said.
The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years (11,968), followed by age groups between 70 and 79 years (3,933) and between 60 and 69 years (1,673).
The new coronavirus has infected at least 1,126,318 people in Portugal – 522,425 men and 603,116 women – according to data from the DGS, there are 777 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.
In the last 24 hours, 11 more active cases were registered, adding up to 45,770, and 2,535 more recovered, which increases the national total to 1,062,195 people.
Compared to Monday, health authorities have 2,428 more contacts under surveillance, totalling 47,358.
Covid-19 has caused at least 5,156,563 deaths worldwide, among more than 257.51 million infections by the new coronavirus recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to the most recent assessment by the agency France-Presse.