Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered a total of 5,373 deaths and 340,287 cases of infection with the new coronavirus, with 71,266 being active today, 885 more than on Thursday.

Regarding hospital admissions, the DGS epidemiological bulletin indicates that 3,230 people are hospitalised, 74 less than the previous day, of which 507 are in intensive care rooms, two less than on Thursday.

Of the 95 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 41 occurred in the North, 32 in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 16 in the Centro region, two in the Alentejo, two in the Algarve, one in the Azores and one in Madeira.

According to the DGS bulletin, the Northern region is the one that registers the highest number of new SARS-CoV-2 infections (2,395), totalling 178,378 cases and 2,578 deaths since March.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, a further 1,618 new cases were reported, with 110,635 infections and 1,863 deaths so far.

In the Central region, there were 787 more cases of covid-19, totalling 35,358, and 713 deaths since March.

In the Alentejo, another 193 cases were reported, totalling 7,613 cases and 138 deaths since the epidemic began in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 66 new infections, totalling 6,015 cases and 58 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, 16 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, and one death, now totalling 1,270 infections detected and 20 dead.

Madeira registered five new cases and one dead. Since March, the autonomous region has accounted for 1,018 infections and three deaths.

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

Of the total fatalities, 2,816 were men and 2,557 women.

The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.