According to the bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS), 954 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised today, 20 more than on Wednesday, 208 of which in intensive care, eight more in the last 24 hours.
The area of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 1,156 cases and the North region, with 1,032, have 72.7 percent of the total of new infections in the last 24 hours.
The 10 deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (3), in the North region (3), in the Algarve region (3) and in the Azores (1).
As regards the age brackets, five of the fatal victims were over 80 years old, one between 70 and 79 years old, three between 60 and 69, and one between 50 and 59 years old.
Regarding the total of 3,009 infections in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 267 are between 0 and 9 years, 517 between 10 and 19 years, 718 between 20 and 29 years, 474 between 30 and 39 years, 401 between 40 and 49 years, 277 between 50 and 59 years, 162 between 60 and 69 years, 83 between 70 and 79 years and 111 over 80 years old.
The data released by DGS also shows that there are 131 more active cases, totalling 51,561 and that 2,868 people have been reported recovered in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 894,555 recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,330 people have died in Portugal and 963,446 cases of infection have been recorded.
Health authorities have 1,328 fewer people under surveillance in the last 24 hours, totalling 79,147.
The region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley, with the notification of 1,156 new infections, has so far 376,784 cases and 7,396 deaths.
In the North region, 1,032 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered today, totalling 373,493 cases of infection and 5,417 deaths since the pandemic began.
In the Centre region, 320 more cases were reported, accumulating 129,277 infections and 3,041 deaths.
In the Alentejo 168 more cases were reported, totalling 33,543 infections and 980 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 241 new cases have been registered, accumulating 32,404 infections and 387 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has recorded 26 cases, adding up to 10,558 infections and 71 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now has 66 new cases accounting for 7,387 cases and 38 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira release their data daily, which may not coincide with the information released in the DGS bulletin.
The new coronavirus has already infected at least 442,138 men and 520,654 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 654 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 9,095 were men and 8,235 women.
The highest 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, 11,340 were people aged over 80, 3,711 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,573 were aged between 60 and 69.
As for infections the bulletin reveals that of the total 963,446 people infected since the start of the pandemic, 56,936 were aged between 0 and 9 years, 95,507 between 10 and 19 years, 149,194 between 20 and 29 years, 142. 628 between 30 and 39 years, 158,717 between 40 and 49 years, 136,056 between 50 and 59 years, 92,299 between 60 and 69 years, 59,313 between 70 and 79 years and 72,042 over 80 years.
The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days is 428.3 cases.
On the continent, this indicator stands at 439.3 SARS CoV-2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person with the virus - fell on Wednesday to 1.01 at the national level, maintaining the downward trend, when on Monday it was 1.04.
In the continent, the Rt also dropped from 1.04 to 1.01.
Data on Rt and incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days - indicators that make up the pandemic monitoring risk matrix - are updated by health authorities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,190,383 deaths worldwide, among more than 195.8 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the most recent balance sheet from Agence France-Presse.