According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) 695 people are hospitalised today with Covid-19, 14 more than on Wednesday, 140 of them in intensive care units, plus nine in the last 24 hours.
The data presented in today's report include 848 cases that, according to the Ministry of Health, due to computer constraints, were not reported in Tuesday's bulletin: 407 in the North, 160 in the Centre, 208 in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 26 in Alentejo, 36 in the Algarve, two in the Azores and nine in Madeira.
The area of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 854 new cases and the North region, with 1075, have 68.1% of the total of new infections verified in the last 24 hours.
The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (3), in the North region (1), in the Centre region (2), in the Alentejo (2) and in the Algarve (1).
Regarding the ages of the victims, four were over 80 years old, three between 70 and 79 and two between 60 and 69.
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 616 infected in the last 24 hours.
The following are the age groups between 10 and 19 years old (498 new cases) and between 30 and 39 years old (373 new cases).
The data released by the DGS also show that there are over 684 active cases, totalling 43,957, and that 2,137 people were reported recovered in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 980,599 recovered.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,766 people have died in Portugal and 1,042,322 cases of infection have been registered.
The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 854 new infections, has so far accounted for 404,278 cases and 7,597 deaths.
In the Northern region 1,075 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 401,203 cases of infection and 5,513 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Centre region there were 472 more cases, accumulating 138,971 infections and 3,097 deaths.
In the Alentejo, 119 more cases were reported, totalling 37,450 infections and 1,008 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin registers 270 new cases, accumulating 40,079 infections and 438 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 30 new cases, totalling 11,774 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now have 10 new cases, accounting for 8,567 cases and 41 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.