The DGS daily epidemiological bulletin shows 947 people hospitalised for infection with the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus, 14 less than on Thursday, of which 137 are in intensive care units (five fewer).

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo is the region of the country with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours (1,227), followed by the North (1,126), the Centre (898), the Algarve (240), Madeira (137), the Alentejo (84) and the Azores (30).

Of the 16 deaths, seven occurred in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, four in the Centre, three in the North and two in the Algarve.

By age group, seven people who died were over 80 years old, five between 70 and 79 years old, two between 60 and 69 years old, one between 50 and 59 years old and one between 40 and 49 years old.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,123 of the total 18,626 deaths from Covid-19 in Portugal since the beginning of the pandemic), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years (4,013) and between 60 and 69 years (1,701).

There are now 64,499 active Covid-19 cases (631 fewer than on Thursday) and 4,357 people have recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recoveries to 1,101,911.

Compared to Thursday, health authorities have over 3,241 contacts under surveillance, totalling 86,769.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 452,284 cases and 7,877 deaths.

In the North region there were 443,400 infections and 5,690 deaths and the Central region now has a cumulative total of 168,562 infections and 3,288 deaths.

The Algarve has a total of 51,318 infections and 543 deaths and the Alentejo has 43,415 cases and 1,069 deaths due to Covid-19.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded, in the last 24 hours, according to the DGS, 137 new cases, totalling 15,675 infections and 110 deaths, and the Azores registered 30 new infections, totalling 10,382 and 49 deaths.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira publish their data daily, which may not coincide with the information published in the DGS bulletin.

Among the 18,626 people who have died with Covid-19 in Portugal since the start of the pandemic, 9,769 were men and 8,857 were women.