The epidemiological situation report from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) points to a new increase in the number of people hospitalised in wards, totalling 1,311 today, 60 more than on Wednesday, and 15 more in intensive care units, now totalling 158.
Active cases have increased again in the last 24 hours, totalling 247,440, 8,342 more than on Wednesday, and 30,707 people have recovered from the disease, bringing the national total of recovered to 1,272,556.
Of the 25 deaths - one of which was in the 20 to 29 age group - 15 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, seven in the North, one in the Alentejo, another in the Algarve and one in the Azores.
Compared to the situation registered in Portugal on the same day a year ago, when 10,027 new infections were registered, the country has today 20,047 more new cases.
In this comparison, the number of hospitalisations is significantly lower, since a year ago 3,293 people were hospitalised, 513 of whom in intensive care, and there are now also fewer deaths (on the same day in 2021, the DGS bulletin recorded 91 deaths in the previous 24 hours).
Lisbon and Tagus Valley continues to be the region with the most new cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, 16,989, followed by the North (14,094), the Centre (4,285), Madeira (1,152), the Algarve (1,021), the Alentejo (1,154) and the Azores (379).
In relation to the previous day, health authorities have 3,442 more contacts under surveillance, totalling 201,004 people.
According to DGS data, 16 of the 25 fatalities were over 80 years old, seven were in the 70 to 79 age group, one was between 50 and 59 years old and another was in the 20 to 29 age group.
The highest number of deaths since the start of the pandemic is concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (12,329), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (4,130) and between 60 and 69 years old (1,754).
The highest number of new cases diagnosed is in the age group between 20 and 29 years (7,528), followed by those between 40 and 49 years (7,248), between 30 and 39 years (6,656), between 50 and 59 years (5,868), between 10 and 19 years (4,404), between 60 and 69 years (2,951), between 0 and 09 years (2,291), between 70 and 79 years (1,346) and the elderly over 80 years (782).
Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region has registered 609,700 cases and 8,013 deaths.
In the North region there have been 546,312 infections and 5,799 deaths and the Centre region now has a cumulative total of 213,174 infections and 3,378 deaths.
The Algarve totals 63,148 infections and 591 deaths and the Alentejo adds 52,998 cases and 1,091 deaths from Covid-19.
The Autonomous Region of Madeira adds since the beginning of the pandemic 27,711 infections and 128 deaths and the Azores archipelago 14,007 cases and 54 deaths.
The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira release their data daily, which may not coincide with the information released in the DGS bulletin.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 19,054 people have died, 10,018 were men and 9,036 women.
There have already been 1,539,050 cases of infection, of which 721,034 were men and 816,470 women, and there are 1,546 cases of unknown gender, which are under investigation, as this information is not provided automatically.