According to the bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS), 924 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised today, 30 less than on Thursday, 199 of which are in intensive care, nine less in the last 24 hours.
The area of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 913 cases and the North region with 950 have 71.7 percent of the total of new infections in the last 24 hours.
The 14 deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (4), in the North region (5), in the Centre region (1) in the Alentejo region (2) and in the Algarve region (2).
In what concerns the age brackets, eight of the fatal victims were over 80 years old, three between 70 and 79 years old, two between 60 and 69 years old, and one between 40 and 49 years old.
Regarding the total of 2,595 infections in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 226 are between 0 and 9 years, 441 between 10 and 19 years, 642 between 20 and 29 years, 443 between 30 and 39 years, 342 between 40 and 49 years, 210 between 50 and 59 years, 135 between 60 and 69 years, 80 between 70 and 79 years and 74 over 80 years old.
The data released by DGS also shows that there are 750 fewer active cases, totalling 50,811 and that 3,331 people have been reported recovered in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 897,886 recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,344 people have died in Portugal and 966,041 cases of infection have been recorded.
Health authorities have 410 fewer people under surveillance in the last 24 hours, totalling 78,737.
The region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with the notification of 913 new infections, accounts so far 377,697 cases and 7,400 deaths.
In the North region, 950 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered today, totalling 374,443 cases of infection and 5,442 deaths since the pandemic began.
In the Centre region, 289 more cases have been registered, accumulating 129,566 infections and 3,042 deaths.
In Alentejo 130 more cases were reported, totalling 33,673 infections and 982 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 234 new cases have been registered, accumulating 32,638 infections and 389 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 23 cases, adding up to 10,581 infections and 71 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now has 56 new cases accounting for 7,443 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 443,440 men and 521,945 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 656 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation as this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 9,101 were men and 8,243 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, 11,348 were people aged over 80, 3,714 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,575 were aged between 60 and 69.
As for infections the bulletin reveals that of the total 966,041 people infected since the start of the pandemic, 57,162 were aged between 0 and 9 years, 95,948 between 10 and 19 years, 149,836 between 20 and 29 years, 143. 071 between 30 and 39 years, 159,059 between 40 and 49 years, 136,266 between 50 and 59 years, 92,534 between 60 and 69 years, 59,393 between 70 and 79 years and 72,116 over 80 years.
The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days dropped today to 419.2 cases, as did the transmissibility index which is now 0.98.
The joint epidemiological bulletin from the Directorate-General of Health and the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge states that the national incidence rate fell from 428.3 cases on Wednesday to 419.2.
In mainland Portugal, this indicator has stabilised, registering the same value as on Wednesday and Monday, i.e. 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 today from 1.01 reported on Wednesday to 0.98 at the national level, maintaining the downward trend, when on Monday it was at 1.04.
On the mainland the Rt also dropped from 1.01 to 0.98.
The data of Rt and incidence of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days - indicators that make up the risk matrix for monitoring the pandemic - are updated by health authorities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.