Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has already registered 4,209 deaths and 280,394 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, today 82,241 cases are active, 1,713 more than on Wednesday.

As regards hospital admissions, the DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,192 people are admitted (59 fewer than on Wednesday), 516 of them in intensive care (one less in the last 24 hours).

Of the 82 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 43 occurred in the North region, 26 in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, six in the Centre region, four in Alentejo, one in the Algarve and two in the Azores.

The North continues to account for the highest number of cases and new daily infections, with about 53 percent of new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley.

According to the bulletin, the Northern region now accounts for a further 3,414 infections, totalling 146,543 cases and 1,985 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley another 1,782 new cases of infection have been reported, with 94,012 cases of infection and 1,518 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been a further 964 cases of infection, with now 27,419 and 537 deaths.

In Alentejo another 87 new cases were registered, totalling 5,663 and 106 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 85 new cases of infection, totalling 5,036 cases and 44 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 35 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 879 detected infections and 17 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered 16 new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 842 infections and two deaths.

The DGS also mentions that the health authorities have 81,367 contacts under surveillance, 579 fewer than on Wednesday, and that a further 4,588 patients have recovered, a cumulative total of 193,944 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 123,820 men and 151,574 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Today's bulletin states that there are 5,000 confirmed cases of unknown sexes under investigation, as these data are not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 2,181 were men and 2,028 women.

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

The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,422,951 deaths as a result of more than 60.4 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a balance sheet made by the French agency AFP.