This is the fifth time that Portugal has no record of deaths related to the covid-19 disease.
The first day without a death record occurred on August 3, 2020, the second was on April 26, the third on April 30 and the fourth on May 3.
According to the epidemiological bulletin released today by the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 236 people are hospitalized in the ward, eight fewer than on Thursday, and 72 in intensive care, two more.
Today's data indicates a further rise in the number of active cases. Portugal currently has 22,095, more 126 compared to Thursday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has recorded 841,379 confirmed cases and 16,999 deaths.
With regard to the number of new cases, today's figures are similar to those recorded in recent weeks, with daily fluctuations.
The number of contacts under surveillance by health authorities dropped by 144, to a total of 18,967.
The data also reveals that 324 people were recovered, bringing the total number to 802,285 since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, in March 2020.
According to DGS Portugal, there are 4,172,805 people vaccinated against covid-19, of which 1,139,735 are already immunized with both doses.
The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Portugal rose to 0.95 today, while the incidence of infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days has dropped to 50.3.
The previous numbers of these indicators, released on Wednesday, indicated an Rt of 0.93 and an incidence of 51.0 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Rt and incidence data are updated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, 141 new infections were reported, accounting for 317,789 cases and 7,204 deaths so far.
The North region today has 157 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, totalling 338,034 cases of infection and 5,347 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Centre region, 28 more cases were recorded, with 119,199 infections accumulating and 3,016 deaths.
In the Alentejo, 29 more cases were reported, totalling 29,952 infections and 971 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 32 cases were registered, with 21,972 infections accumulating and 362 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 34 new cases, accounting for 9,423 infections and 68 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.
Today, the Azores have 29 new cases and account for 5,010 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 fatalities, 8,928 were men and 8,071 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, 11,179 were people over 80 years old, 3,622 were between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,526 were between 60 and 69 years old.
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