According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 716 people are hospitalised with covid-19, 17 less than on Monday, 148 of which are in intensive care, less three.
The area of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 684 new cases and the North region, with 792, have 65.2% of the total of new infections verified in the last 24 hours.
The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (3), in the North region (5), in the Centre region (2) and in the Algarve (3).
Regarding the ages of the victims, nine were over 80 years old, one between 70 and 79, two between 60 and 69 and one between 50 and 59 years old.
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 566 more infected in the last 24 hours.
The following are the age groups between 10 and 19 years old (467 new cases) and between 30 and 39 years old (278 new cases).
Data released by the DGS also show that there are 1,362 fewer active cases, totalling 44,180, and that 3,610 people were reported recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the national total to 960,969 recovered.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,658 people have died in Portugal and 1,022,807 cases of infection have been registered.
The region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with the notification of 684 new infections, counts so far 398,166 cases and 7,554 deaths.
In the Northern region, 792 new infections by SARS-CoV-2 were registered, totalling 393,887 cases of infection and 5,489 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Centre region there were 363 more cases, with 136,134 infections and 3,075 deaths.
In the Alentejo, over 216 cases were reported, totalling 36,387 infections and 1004 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin registers 161 new cases, accumulating 38,270 infections and 424 deaths.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira registered 32 new cases, totalling 11,523 infections and 72 deaths due to covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores today have 13 new cases, accounting for 8,440 cases and 40 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, 9,273 were men and 8,385 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 deaths, 11,536 were over 80 years old, 3,784 were aged between 70 and 79 years old, and 1,602 were between 60 and 69 years old.
Covid-19: Portugal Update, 24 August
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