Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has recorded 4,645 deaths and 303,846 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, and today 75,755 cases are active, 747 more than on Tuesday.

Regarding hospital admissions, the DGS epidemiological bulletin reveals that 3,338 people are hospitalised (64 more than on Tuesday), of which 525 are in intensive care (another four).

Of the 68 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 36 occurred in the Norte region, 23 in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, seven in the Centro region and two in the Alentejo.

According to the DGS bulletin, 54.8 percent of new cases of infection are in the Norte region, which has accounted for another 1,857 infections in the last 24 hours, totalling 159,642 cases and 2,218 deaths since the pandemic began.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 939 new cases of infection have been reported, with 100,000 cases of infection and 1,646 deaths so far.

In the Centro region there have been a further 401 cases of infection, with now 30,426 and 590 deaths.

In Alentejo 85 new cases were registered, totalling 6,372 cases of infection and 121 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported 74 new cases of infection, totalling 5,425 cases and 51 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores 22 new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 1,061 detected infections and 17 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered six new cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 920 infections and two deaths.

The DGS also reports that the health authorities have 78,815 contacts under surveillance, 1,148 less than on Tuesday, and that a further 2,569 patients have been recovered, a cumulative total of 223,446 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 134,042 men and 164,601 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of fatalities, 2,420 were men and 2,225 women.

The highest number of deaths is still concentrated in the over 80s.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused at least 1,468,873 deaths as a result of more than 63.2 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review by the French agency AFP.