The data reveal that there is now a decrease in the number of hospital admissions and an increase in intensive care.

In the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS it is pointed out that 599 people with Covid-19 are hospitalized, four fewer than on 7 July, 136 of which in intensive care units.

The Lisbon and Vale do Tejo area has 48.1 percent of the total of new infections, concentrating 1,574 new cases.

The nine deaths in the last 24 hours occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (7), in the North region (1) and in the Center region (1).

With regard to age groups, six of the fatal victims were over 80 years old and three between 70 and 79.

Of the total of 3,269 new cases in the last 24 hours, 319 were children between 0 and 09 years old, 485 between 10 and 19, 830 between 20 and 29 years old, 595 between 30 and 39 years old, 527 between 40 and 49 years old, 234 between 50 and 59 years old, 152 between 60 and 69 years old, 82 between 70 and 79 years old and 40 over 80 years old.

The data released by the DGS also show that there are over 1,605 active cases, totalling 41,863 and that 1,655 people were reported recovered in the last 24 hours, increasing the national total to 840,297 recovered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,135 people have died in Portugal and 899,295 cases of infection have been registered.

Health authorities have been under surveillance in the last 24 hours over 1,812 people, totalling 68,867.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 1,574 new infections, has so far accounted for 350,282 cases and 7,292 deaths.

In the Northern region, 934 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered on 8 July, totalling 350,771 cases of infection and 5,371 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Center region there were 279 more cases, with a total of 123,792 infections and 3,029 deaths.

In Alentejo, 109 more cases were reported, totalling 31,543 infections and 973 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, the bulletin reveals that 318 new cases were registered, totalling 26,457 infections and 366 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 14 cases, totalling 10,032 infections and 70 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now have 41 new cases, accounting for 6,418 cases and 34 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information published in the DGS bulletin.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 410,663 men and 488,127 women, show data from the DGS, according to which there are 505 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,996 were men and 8,139 women.

The greatest 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 number of deaths, 11,246 were over 80 years old, 3,660 aged between 70 and 79 years old, 1,542 were between 60 and 69 years old, 472 between 50 and 59, 155 between 40 and 49, 33 between 30 and 39, 12 between 20 and 29, two between 10 and 19 and two between 0 and 9 years old.

The Covid-19 pandemic caused at least 4,004.99 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 185 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent assessment made by the Agence France-Presse.