According to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), 569 people with covid-19 are hospitalised today, 28 fewer than on Wednesday. In intensive care units there are 118 people, nine fewer than on Thursday.
Most of the new cases (478) were registered in the North region, followed by Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 408 new infections.
The deaths occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region (3), in the North region (3) and in the Centre region (1).
Regarding the ages of the victims, two were over 80 years old, three between 70 and 79 years old, one between 60 and 69 years old and the other between 50 and 59 years old.
Data released by the DGS also show that there are 620 fewer active cases, totalling 38,620, and that 1,936 people were reported recovered in the last 24 hours, raising the national total to 996,987 recovered.
New confirmed cases of infection are registered in greater number among young people between 20 and 29 years, with 249 more cases in the last 24 hours.
The following are the age groups between 10 and 19 years old (203), between 30 and 39 years old (193 new cases), between 40 and 49 years old (193 new cases), between 50 and 59 years old (132) and up to nine years (131).
Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,843 people have died in Portugal and 1,053,450 cases of infection have been registered.
The region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley has so far accounted for 407,944 cases and 7,627 deaths.
In the Northern region, 405,022 cases of infection and 5,527 deaths have been registered since the start of the pandemic.
In the Central region, 169 more cases were registered in the last 24 hours, with a total of 140,674 infections and 3,115 deaths.
In the Alentejo, another 86 cases were reported, totalling 38,019 infections and 1,010 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
In the Algarve region, the bulletin registers 143 new cases, accumulating 41,210 infections and 451 deaths.
The autonomous region of Madeira registered 25 new cases, totalling 11,947 infections and 72 deaths attributed to covid-19 since March 2020.
The Azores now have 14 new cases, accounting for 8,634 cases and 41 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.
The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 566,291 women and 486,416 men, show data from the DGS, according to which there are 743 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation, since this information is not provided automatically.
Of the total number of fatalities, 9,351 were men and 8,492 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, 11,647 were over 80 years old, 3,821 aged between 70 and 79 years old and 1,625 were between 60 and 69 years old.