According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) 670 people are hospitalised today with Covid-19, 18 fewer than on Wednesday, 150 of which are in intensive care, plus six.

The area of ​​Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 819 new cases and the North region, with 899, have 67.3% of the total of new infections verified in the last 24 hours.

The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (7), in the North region (3), in the Centre region (3) and in the Algarve (2).

Regarding the victims' ages, 10 were over 80 years old, two between 70 and 79, one between 60 and 69 and two between 50 and 59 years.

Regarding the age characterisation of new confirmed cases of infection, it is in young people between 20 and 29 years (men and women) that there were more cases, with over 666 infected in the last 24 hours.

The following are the age groups between 10 and 19 years old (479 new cases) and between 30 and 39 years old (345 new cases).

The data released by the DGS also show that there are over 418 active cases, totalling 45,408, and that 2,119 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours, increasing the national total to 965,324 recovered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,689 people have died in Portugal and 1,028,421 cases of infection have been registered.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 819 new infections, has so far accounted for 399,951 cases and 7,568 deaths.

In the Northern region, 899 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 395,910 cases of infection and 5,497 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there were 390 more cases, accumulating 137,002 infections and 3,079 deaths.

In the Alentejo, over 177 cases were reported, totalling 36,718 infections and 1004 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, the bulletin registers 235 new cases, accumulating 38,777 infections and 429 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 16 new cases, totalling 11,590 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores today have 16 new cases, accounting for 8,473 cases and 40 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

Of the total number of fatalities, 9,285 were men and 8,404 women.

The greatest 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, 11,554 were over 80 years old, 3,790 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,604 were between 60 and 69 years old.