The daily epidemiological bulletin of the DGS registers a new growth in the number of people admitted to the ward, totalling 1,251 admissions today, 48 more than on Tuesday, but the intensive care units verified a decrease in the last 24 hours (four fewer), now totalling 143.

Active cases increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 239,098, 25,349 more than on Tuesday, and 14,207 people recovered from the disease, increasing the national total of recoveries to 1,241,849.

Of the 14 deaths, six occurred in the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, four in the Centre and another four in the North.

Lisbon and Vale do Tejo continues to be the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, 16,550, followed by the North (13,665), the Centre (5,207), Madeira (1,290), the Algarve (1,173), the Alentejo (1,171) and the Azores (514).

Compared to the previous day, health authorities have over 9,077 contacts under surveillance, totalling 197,562 people.

According to data from the DGS, five of the 14 deaths were elderly over 80 years old, four in the age group between 70 and 79 years old, another four between 60 and 69 years old and one between 50 and 59 years old.

The greatest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old (12,329), followed by the age groups between 70 and 79 years old (4,130) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,754 ).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo has registered 592,7811 cases and 7,998 deaths.

In the North region there were 544,218 infections and 5,792 deaths and the Central region now has a cumulative total of 208,889 infections and 3,378 deaths.

The Algarve has 62,127 infections and 590 deaths and the Alentejo has 51,844 cases and 1,090 deaths due to covid-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Autonomous Region of Madeira has 26,559 infections and 128 deaths, and the Azores archipelago 13,628 cases and 53 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.

In Portugal, since March 2020, 19,029 people have died, 10,033 were men and 9,026 women.