According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS released today, 366 people are hospitalised, 20 less than compared to Wednesday, of which 66 are in intensive care, two less in the last 24 hours.

The deaths occurred in the Lisbon region (1), in the North region (2), in the Centre region (3) and in the Algarve (1).

Of the seven deaths recorded, five occurred in people over 80 years old, one between 70 and 79 and one between 60 and 69 years old.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,975 people have died in Portugal and 1,069,279 cases of infection have been registered.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,724), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,849).

Of the total number of fatalities registered, to date, 9,428 in Portugal were men and 8,547 women.

Data released by the DGS also show that 116 cases are active, for a total of 30,611, and that 626 people were reported as having recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,020,693 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities dropped (down to 88), standing at 27,353.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 494,011 men and 574,538 women, according to data from the DGS.

Among the new infections, children between 0 and 9 years old stand out with 135 new infections, followed by the age groups from 30 to 39 years (over 109), from 40 to 49 years (over 105), from 50 to 59 (over 95 ), from 20 to 29 years (over 85) and from 60 to 69 (over 63).

In people over 80 years old there were 43 new cases and in the age group between 70 and 79 there were 39 more infections.

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 276 new infections were reported, with 413,548 cases and 7,674 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 214 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 410,235 cases of infection and 5,555 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region there were over 121 cases, totalling 142 850 infections and 3,145 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 41 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 38,862 infections and 1,024 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's DGS bulletin counts 69 new cases, accumulating 42,668 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 463 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 18 new cases, totalling 12,266 infections and 72 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 10 new cases, which raises to 8,850 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths remains at 42.

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