According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS, the majority of infections were registered in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, with 1,482, which represents about 46 percent of the country's total, which today exceeded 900,000 accumulated cases.

The same data also indicate that there were seven deaths, two fewer than those recorded on 8 July, with 18 more people now being hospitalized in the ward, for a total of 617, and five more patients in intensive care units, which accommodate 141 people .

The seven deaths registered in the last 24 hours were in the North regions, with three, and Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with four, bringing the number of deaths attributed to the pandemic to a total of 17,142, 9,002 men and 8,140 women.

Of these seven deaths, one was in the age group between 40 and 49 years old, two between 50 and 59 years old, two between 70 and 79 years old and two in the group of elderly people over 80 years old.

The age group with the highest number of cases recorded in the last 24 hours was between 20 and 29 years old (810 infections), followed by the group from 30 to 39 years old (588), the group 40 to 49 years old (506), of the 10 to 19 years old (466), from 0 to 09 years old (313), from 50 to 59 years old (222), from 60 to 69 years old (139), from over 80 years old (74) and from 70 to 79 years old (61).

According to the health authority, Portugal now has 43,323 active cases, having recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours over 1,727 people, which increases to 842,024 the number of recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of contacts under surveillance is 71,318, following the 2,451 people who, in the last 24 hours, joined this group.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo now counts 351,764 cases of infection, followed closely by the North (351,662), reports the DGS.

124,111 cases have been reported in the Center, 31,651 in the Alentejo, 26,780 in the Algarve, 10,055 in Madeira and 6,466 in the Azores.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region with the most deaths (7,296), followed by the North (5,374), the Center (3,029), Alentejo (973), Algarve (366), Madeira (70) and the Azores (34).

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

Mainland Portugal today has an incidence rate of infections per 100,000 inhabitants of 280.5, higher than that recorded on Wednesday, while the rate of transmission (Rt) of the virus decreased slightly, indicates the General Directorate of Health (DGS).

According to the epidemiological bulletin of the health authority, the mainland now has an incidence rate of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants of 280.5, while in the data of Wednesday from the DGS, this indicator was at 254.8.

Regarding the Rt – which estimates the number of secondary cases of covid-19 resulting from an infected person – today's data from the DGS indicate a slight reduction, from 1.20 to the current 1.19.