Portugal recorded the first death due to Covid-19 on March 16, 2020.

The first unregistered day of deaths occurred five months later, on August 3, 2020, and the second day was last Monday.

Today's bulletin also reveals the record of 460 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the last 24 hours and a stabilisation in hospitalisations, with no changes either in the ward or in intensive care.

Portugal currently has 324 patients admitted to the wards and 89 to intensive care.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 836,493 confirmed cases in the country and 16,974 deaths have been recorded.

There are 23,681 active cases in Portugal, less 52 compared to Thursday, and the number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities decreased by 215, now totalling 24,100.

The data also reveal that another 512 people were reported to have recovered, bringing the total number to 795,838 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.

According to the latest data from DGS, Portugal currently has 3,165,753 people vaccinated against covid-19, of which 844,080 are already immunized with both doses.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Portugal has dropped to 0.98 today, as has the incidence of infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is now 66.9 according to data released today.

The previous numbers of these indicators, released on Wednesday, indicated an Rt of 1 and an incidence of 69.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

In the joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health and of the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) released today, the figures relating only to mainland Portugal reveal that the Rt also decreased from 1 to 0.98, with a decrease of 66.5 to 64.3 in relation to the average value of new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

Rt and incidence data are updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 133 new infections were reported, accounting for 316,341 cases and 7,193 deaths so far.

The North region has 212 new SARS-CoV-2 infections and since the beginning of the pandemic it has already registered 336,073 cases of infection and 5,340 deaths.

In the Central region, 41 more cases were registered, with a total of 118,672 infections and 3,014 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 10 more cases were reported, totalling 29,775 infections and 971 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 37 new cases were registered, accumulating 21,669 infections and 357 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 15 cases, accounting for 9,208 infections and 68 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

Today, the Azores have 12 new cases and account for 4,755 cases and 31 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to DGS.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira disclose their data on a daily basis, which may not coincide with the information disclosed in the DGS bulletin.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,914 were men and 8,060 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, 11,170 were people over 80 years old, 3,614 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,519 were between 60 and 69 years old.