The DGS' epidemiological situation report indicates that since the pandemic began in March, 3,103 people have died and 192,172 have been infected, with 78,716 active cases, 1,378 more than those registered on Tuesday.

Of the 82 deaths counted in the last 24 hours, 44 occurred in the North region, 19 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 17 in the Centre region and two in Alentejo.

According to DGS data, the number of patients admitted to hospitals with Covid-19 continues to increase. A further 43 people are admitted to the infirmary, totalling 2,785, and a further nine in intensive care units, making up 391 patients.

Health authorities have 89,107 contacts under surveillance, 956 fewer than on Tuesday, and 3,475 more patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, a total of 110,353 since the pandemic began.

The Northern region remains the one with the most new cases: 2,845 in the last 24 hours, with a total of 94,057, and a total of 1,414 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 1,185 new cases of infection have been reported, with 71,936 cases and 1,181 deaths.

In the Centro region there have been a further 743 cases of infection, with a total of 17,759 cases and 389 deaths.

In Alentejo there were 44 new infections, totalling 3,685 cases and 71 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported another 80 cases of infection, now totalling 3,638 cases and 31 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 21 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 513 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered a further 17 cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 584 infections and two deaths.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 105,147 women and 87,025 men in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 1,590 were men and 1,513 women, almost all over the age of 80.

The Covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,275,113 deaths in more than 51.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.