Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 4,056 deaths and 268,721 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, and 80,432 cases are now active, 3,572 fewer than on Monday.

The bulletin also states that health authorities have 82,160 contacts under surveillance, 135 more than on Monday, and that 7,406 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.

Of the 85 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 50 occurred in the North region, 20 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 12 in the Centre region and three in Alentejo.

As regards admissions, Portugal has today exceeded 500 admissions in intensive care units for people diagnosed with Covid-19, and has also increased to 3,275 admissions in infirmary (another 34 since Monday).

Patients in intensive care have been increasing since 7 September, when 49 people were in these units. Today there are 506 people in these units, eight more than on Monday.

According to the DGS epidemiological bulletin, 58.2 percent of new cases are in the Northern region, which in the last 24 hours has accounted for a further 2,284 infections, totalling 139,905 cases of infection and 1,907 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region a further 1,018 new cases of infection have been reported, with 91,053 cases of infection and 1,467 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been a further 446 cases of infection, with 25,949 and 521 deaths.

In Alentejo there were 83 new cases, totalling 5,320 and 101 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 65 cases of infection, totalling 4,870 cases and 43 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 18 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 828 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered five new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 796 infections and two deaths.

In the bulletin, the Directorate General for Health states that on 16 November there was an update of the technology system for analysing data from SINAVE (National System for Epidemiological Surveillance), and the cumulative number of cases confirmed and recovered on that date was updated.

Confirmed cases are distributed among all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 118,649 men and 145,191 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Today's bulletin states that there are 4,881 confirmed cases of unknown sexes under investigation, as these data are not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 2,095 were male and 1,961 female.

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

The Covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,397,322 deaths as a result of more than 59.2 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a balance sheet by the French agency AFP.