According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released today, 691 people are now hospitalised, 10 more than on Wednesday, of which 103 are in intensive care units, minus two.

Of the 15 deaths, three occurred in the Centre, six in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, four in the North, one in the Algarve and one in Madeira.

The data show that the victims are between 70 and 79 years old (four women and four men) and over 80 years old (four men and three women).

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,985), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (3,945) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,676).

Among the new infections, the age group from 40 to 49 years old (over 490 cases) stands out, followed by 0 to 9 years old (457), from 20 to 29 years old (414), from 30 to 39 years old (404), 50 to 59 years old (372), from 60 to 69 years old (368), from 10 to 19 years old (323), from 70 to 79 years old (238) and over 80 years old (84).

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 1,096 notifications, accounting for this geographical area, since the beginning of the pandemic crisis, 435,855 cases and 7,808 deaths.

In the North region, there were over 849 cases, totalling 427,463 and 5,637 deaths.

According to the daily report on the epidemiological situation, a further 696 cases of covid-19 were registered in the central region, making a total of 156,470 infections and 3,243 deaths.

The Algarve reported over 199 cases, accumulating 47,393 infections and 501 deaths.

The data also point to the existence of over 173 new cases of infection in the Alentejo, totalling 41,937 infections and 1,059 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded, in the last 24 hours, 126 new cases, totalling 14,131 infections and 89 deaths, and the Azores 11 new cases, totalling 9,992 infections and 48 deaths.

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 1,493 more active cases, totalling 49,525, and another 1,642 recovered, which increases the national total to 1,065,331 people.

Compared to Wednesday, health authorities have over 3,109 contacts under surveillance, totalling 52,763