Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 3,632 deaths and 236,015 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, and today 78,641 cases are active, 1,555 more than on Tuesday.

According to the bulletin, 54 percent of new cases are in the Northern region, which has recorded 3,191 more infections in the last 24 hours, followed by Lisbon and Tagus Valley, with 1,637 new cases.

The DGS reports that of the 79 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 47 occurred in the North region, 16 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 10 in the Centre region, five in Alentejo and one in the Algarve.

As regards hospital admissions, the epidemiological bulletin shows that 3,051 people are in hospital (23 more than on Tuesday) and of these there are 432, plus one patient, in intensive care.

4,257 more patients have been recovered, out of a total of 153,702 since the pandemic began.

The northern region is the one that registers the majority of new cases, with 3,191 reported in the last 24 hours, totalling 120,157 cases of infection and 1,697 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 1,637 new cases of infection have been reported, now accounting for 83,258 occurrences and 1,339 deaths.

In the Centro region there have been a further 791 cases of infection, with 22,197 and 454 deaths.

In the Alentejo there have been 133 new cases, totalling 4,680 and 88 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 119 cases of infection, totalling 4,357 cases and 37 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores there have been 19 new cases in the last 24 hours, totalling 644 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira registered one case in the last 24 hours, accounting for 722 infections and two deaths.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded being between 20 and 59 years old.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 103,990 men and 127,452 women in Portugal, according to the declared cases.

Today's bulletin states that there are 4,573 confirmed cases of unknown sexes under investigation, as these data are not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 1,856 were men and 1,776 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 1,339,130 deaths as a result of more than 55.6 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review by the French agency AFP.