According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS released today, 286 people are now hospitalised, 13 fewer than on Tuesday, of which 58 in intensive care units, less two in the last 24 hours.

The three registered deaths were distributed over the North, Center and Alentejo regions.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 18,109 people have died in Portugal and 1,081,856 cases of infection have been registered.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,816), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,876).

Of the total number of fatalities registered to date, 9,500 in Portugal were men and 8,609 women.

The data released by the DGS also show that 347 more cases are active, for a total of 30,368, and that 577 people were reported as recovered from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,033,379 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities rose (26 more), standing at 20,701.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 580,874 women and 500,240 men, according to data from the DGS, according to which there are 742 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically .

Among the new infections, the age group from 20 to 29 years old (over 183) stands out, followed by 40 to 49 years old (over 131), from 30 to 39 (over 128), from 50 to 59 years old (over 113), from 60 to 69 years old (over 103), from 0 to 9 years old (over 85), from 10 to 19 (over 75), from 70 to 79 years old (over 56) and from over 80 years old (over 53).

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo and the North region concentrate about 65% percent of the infections reported in the last 24 hours.

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 356 new infections were reported, with 417,808 cases and 7,710 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 249 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 413,975 cases of infection and 5,588 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

In the Center region there were 212 more cases, totalling 145,119 infections and 3,171 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 40 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 39,855 infections and 1,048 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's DGS bulletin counts 41 new cases, accumulating 43,455 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 475 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 13 new cases, totalling 12,481 infections and 73 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 16 new cases, which raises to 9,163 infections since the beginning of the pandemic and 44 deaths due to the disease.

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