Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 4,127 deaths and 274,011 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, 80,528 cases are now active, 96 more than on Tuesday.

Regarding hospital admissions, the DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,251 people are hospitalised (24 less than on Tuesday), 517 of them in intensive care (11 more in the last 24 hours).

Of the 71 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 35 occurred in the North region, 25 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 10 in the Centre region, and one in the Algarve.

According to the bulletin, 60.9 percent of new cases are in the North region, which has accounted for a further 3,224 infections in the last 24 hours, totalling 143,129 cases and 1,942 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region a further 1,117 new cases of infection have been reported, with 92,230 cases of infection and 1,492 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been a further 506 cases of infection, with 26,455 and 531 deaths.

In Alentejo another 256 new cases were registered, totalling 5,576 and 102 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported 81 new cases of infection, totalling 4,951 cases and 43 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 16 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 844 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered 30 new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 826 infections and two deaths.

The DGS also mentions that the health authorities have 81,946 contacts under surveillance, 214 less than on Tuesday, and that a further 5,123 patients have recovered, out of a cumulative total of 189,356 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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 120,989 men and 148,085 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Today's bulletin states that there are 4,937 confirmed cases of unknown sexes under investigation, as these data are not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 2,134 were male and 1,993 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 made 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.