According to the bulletin of the Directorate General of Health (DGS), 919 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised today, 26 less than on Tuesday, 204 of which in intensive care, the same figure as the previous day.
The area of Lisbon and Tagus Valley with 1,262 cases and the North region with 1,035 have 71.7 percent of the total of new infections recorded in the last 24 hours.
The 15 deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region (5), in the North region (7) in the Centre region (2), and in the Algarve (1).
As regards the age brackets, 11 of the fatal victims were over 80 years old, three between 70 and 79 and one between 60 and 69.
Regarding the total of 3,203 infections in the last 24 hours, the bulletin reveals that 305 were between 0 and 9 years old, 657 between 10 and 19 years old, 723 between 20 and 29 years old, 439 between 30 and 39 years old, 393 between 40 and 49 years old, 257 between 50 and 59 years old, 135 between 60 and 69 years old, 126 between 70 and 79 years old and 164 were over 80 years old.
The data released by DGS also shows that there are 102 fewer active cases, totalling 47,374 and that 3,290 people have been reported recovered in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 912,620 recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,412 people have died in Portugal and 977,406 cases of infection have been recorded.
Health authorities have 2,058 people less under surveillance in the last 24 hours, totalling 70,309.
In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 1,262 new infections have been reported, with 381,931 cases and 7,433 deaths so far.
In the North region, 1,035 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 378,415 cases of infection and 5,444 deaths since the pandemic began.
In the Central region, 356 more cases have been reported, accumulating 130,761 infections and 3,048 deaths.
In the Alentejo, 138 more cases were reported, totalling 34,149 infections and 983 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin reveals that 297 new cases were registered, accumulating 33,749 infections and 394 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira has registered 51 cases, adding 10,734 infections and 72 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now has 64 new cases accounting for 7,667 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 448,899 men and 527,845 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 662 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation as this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 9,140 were men and 8,272 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, 11,392 were people aged over 80, 3,724 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,580 were aged between 60 and 69.
As for infections the bulletin reveals that of the total 974,203 people infected since the start of the pandemic, 58,193 were between 0 and 9 years old, 98,206 between 10 and 19 years old, 152,397 between 20 and 29 years old, 144,795 between 30 and 39 years, 160,528 between 40 and 49 years, 137,211 between 50 and 59 years, 93,094 between 60 and 69 years, 59,778 between 70 and 79 years and 72,542 over 80 years.
The national incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 14 days fell again today, to 376.9 cases, as did the transmissibility index (Rt) which is now 0.92.
In the joint epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health and the National Institute of Health Dr Ricardo Jorge, it notes that the national incidence rate fell from 394.6 cases recorded on Monday to 376.9.
Considering only mainland Portugal, this indicator also decreased from 403.1 cases registered on Monday to 384.5 cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 per 100 thousand inhabitants.
As for the Rt - which estimates the number of secondary cases of infection resulting from a person carrying the virus - it fell today from 0.94 reported on Friday at national level to 0.92, maintaining a downward trend. In the continent, the Rt also dropped from 0.94 to 0.92.
Data on Rt and incidence of new cases per 100,000 population at 14 days - indicators that make up the pandemic monitoring risk matrix - are updated by health authorities on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
In Portugal, since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 17,412 people have died and 977,406 cases of infection have been recorded, according to the Directorate-General of Health.