The DGS bulletin also reveals that 6,496 people are hospitalised, 188 less than on Wednesday, of whom 863 are in intensive care units, 14 less.

The total death toll has been falling for four days.

Today's data also reveals that 10,760 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the number of recovered people to 573,934 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal in March 2020. Today was thus the fourth consecutive day that the number of recovered exceeded the new infections.

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 13,482 deaths associated with covid-19 and 748,858 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, with 161,442 cases now active, 3,071 fewer than on Wednesday.

The number of active cases in Portugal also declines in the last few days after reaching a maximum of 291,811 on 29 January.

Health authorities have 204,336 contacts under surveillance, 4,925 fewer than the previous day.

Regarding the 225 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 119 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, 41 in the North region, 38 in the Center region, 20 in the Alentejo region, four in the Algarve region, two in the Autonomous region of Madeira and one in the Autonomous region of Madeira.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 3,993 new infections were reported, accounting for 276,464 cases and 5,349 deaths so far.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo today have 50.4 percent of total new cases nationwide and 52.8 percent of deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

The North region recorded 1,788 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 in the last 24 hours and since the beginning of the pandemic it has already registered 313,161 cases of infection and 4,695 deaths.

In the Central region, there were 1,118 more cases, with 106,539 infections and 2,391 deaths, while in the Alentejo, 343 cases were reported, totaling 26,284 infections and 741 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 387 new cases, totalling 18,223 infections and 234 deaths.

Madeira registered 264 new cases. This autonomous region accounts for 4,605 ??infections and 46 deaths due to covid-19.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores, 21 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 3,582 infections and 26 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, 7,012 were men and 6,470 women.

The largest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old, followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old.

Of the total of 13,482 deaths, 9,065 were people over 80 years old, 2,763 aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,149 were between 60 and 69 years old.