The DGS bulletin also reveals that 1,827 patients are hospitalised (170 fewer than on Tuesday), the lowest figure since October 29, the day that 1,794 people were hospitalszed.

There are currently 415 patients in intensive care today (31 less compared to Tuesday), the lowest figure since November 15, the day that had the same number in these units.

The data also indicates that 1,934 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered to 725,399 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.

For 31 consecutive days, the number of recovered patients exceeds that of new infections.

Active cases in Portugal continue to record a decrease, with 64,797 today, minus 996.

Since March 2020, Portugal has recorded 16,430 deaths associated with covid-19 and 806,626 cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Health authorities have 33,491 contacts under surveillance, minus 3,368 in relation to the previous day, maintaining the downward trend since January 30.

According to the latest data from the Directorate-General for Health, Portugal currently has 900,831 people vaccinated: 632,450 with the first dose and 268,381 with the second dose.

Of the 41 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 25 occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, eight in the North region, four in the Center region, one in Alentejo and three in the Algarve.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 426 new infections were reported, accounting for 305,453 cases and 6,889 deaths so far.

According to the bulletin, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo today has 43.5% of cases registered in the last 24 hours and 60.9% of deaths, standing out from the rest of the country.

The North region today has 217 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 and since the beginning of the pandemic it has already counted 326,761 cases of infection and 5,233 deaths.

In the Centre region, there were 118 more cases, accumulating 115,175 infections and 2,926 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 31 more cases were reported, totalling 28,532 infections and 949 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

The Algarve region has today reported 37 new cases, totalling 20,158 infections and 344 deaths.

Madeira registered 140 new cases. This autonomous region accounts for 6,754 infections and 61 deaths due to covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of the Azores registered 10 new ones in the last 24 hours and a total of 3,793 infections and 28 deaths were reported.

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, 8,593 were men and 7,837 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 deaths, 10,887 were people over 80 years old, 3,457 aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,451 were between 60 and 69 years old.