According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) 695 people with Covid-19 are hospitalised today, 49 fewer than on Tuesday, 139 of which in intensive care, five fewer.

The area of ​​Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 1,146 new cases and the North region, with 818, account for 67.1 percent of the total of new infections verified in the last 24 hours.

The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (6), in the North region (2) in the Centre region (4), in the Alentejo (2) and in the Algarve (3).

Regarding the ages of the victims, the bulletin records that 12 were over 80 years old, four between 70 and 79 years old and one between 60 and 69 years old.

According to the Ministry of Health, the incidence rate of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections in the last 14 days and the transmissibility index (Rt) were not updated today as usual on Wednesday due to a delay in the process. The situation is expected to be overcome on Thursday.

Regarding the age characterisation of new confirmed cases of infection, it is in young people between 20 and 29 years old (men and women) that there were more cases, with 879 more infected in the last 24 hours.

The following are the age groups between 10 and 19 years old (641 new cases) and between 30 and 39 years old (362 new cases).

Data released by the DGS also show that there are over 760 active cases, totalling 44,505, and that 2,206 people were reported as recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the national total to 947,465 recovered.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,601 people have died in Portugal and 1,009,571 cases of infection have been registered.

The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 1,146 new infections, has so far accounted for 393,987 cases and 7,527 deaths.

In the Northern region, 818 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 389,041 cases of infection and 5,474 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region, there were 419 more cases, accumulating 134,273 infections and 3,068 deaths.

In the Alentejo, over 185 cases were reported, totalling 35,736 infections and 1,004 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, the bulletin reveals that 287 new cases were registered, accumulating 37,018 infections and 417 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 45 new cases, totalling 11,244 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now have 43 new cases, accounting for 8,272 cases and 39 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.

Of the total number of fatalities, 9,240 were men and 8,361 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, 11,502 were over 80 years old, 3,772 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,596 were between 60 and 69 years old.