The number of new Covid-19 cases registered today is the highest since July 28, when there were 3,452.

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released today, 681 people are now hospitalised, 32 more than on Tuesday, of which 105 are in intensive care units, plus 12.

According to data from the DGS, since September 1, there has not been such a high number of admissions, with 681 people being hospitalised at that time, and patients in intensive care have doubled since October.

Of the 17 deaths, seven occurred in the Centre, six in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, two in the North and another two in Madeira.

Most of the deaths occurred in the elderly over 80 years old, a total of 10, with four deaths being registered between 70 and 79 years old and three between 60 and 69 years old.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,978), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (3,937) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,676).

Among the new infections, the age group from 40 to 49 years old (over 645 cases) stands out, followed by 50 to 59 years old (508), from 20 to 29 years old (490), from 30 to 39 years old (488), from 0 to 9 years old (485), 60 to 69 years old (402), 10 to 19 years old (396), 70 to 79 years old (248) and over 80 years old (116).

According to the DGS bulletin, in the last 24 hours, the greatest number of infections occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, with 1,126 notifications, accounting for this geographical area, since the beginning of the pandemic crisis, 434,759 cases and 7,802 deaths.

In the North region, there were more than 1,090 cases, totalling 426,614 and 5,633 deaths.

In the Central region, 912 new cases were registered, making a total of 155,774 infections and 3,240 deaths.

The Algarve reported over 284 cases, accumulating 47,194 infections and 500 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 186 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 41,764 infections and 1,059 deaths.

According to the DGS, the Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded, in the last 24 hours, 70 new cases, totaling 14,005 infections and 88 deaths.

The Azores registered 105 new cases, totalling 9,981 infections and 48 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.

In the last 24 hours, there were 2,262 more active cases, totalling 48,032, and another 1,494 recovered, which increases the national total to 1,063,689 people.