Compared to Wednesday's data, which recorded 1,175 deaths, today there was an increase in deaths of 0.8%.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (28,319), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 187 more cases than on Wednesday (28,132), representing an increase of 0.7% .

The North region has the highest number of deaths (674), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (259), the Center (221), the Algarve (14), the Azores (15) and the Alentejo, which records a case, advances the epidemiological situation report, with updated data until 24:00 on Wednesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 608 fatalities are women and 576 are men.

Of the deaths recorded, 792 were over 80 years old, 235 were between 70 and 79 years old, 104 were between 60 and 69 years old, 39 were between 50 and 59 years old, 13 were between 40 and 49 years old and one patient was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 680 patients are admitted to hospitals, 12 fewer than on Wednesday (-1.7%), and 108 are in Intensive Care Units, minus five (-4.43).

23,257 people are recovering at home.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (1,835), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,463), Porto (1,311) Matosinhos (1,220), Braga (1,153) ), Gondomar (1,051), Maia (909), Sintra (790) Valongo (737), Guimarães (668), Ovar (636), Coimbra (564) and Loures (576).

Since January 1, 286,285 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,676 are awaiting test results.

There are 255,290 cases in which the results of the tests were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients rose to 3,198, 16 more than on Wednesday.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 16,166, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,767, the Center region, with 3,569, the Algarve (354) and the Alentejo (238).

The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 26,082 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 16,6224 are women and 11,697 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 50 to 59 years old (4,792), followed by the age group from 40 to 49 years old (4,758) and people over 80 years old (4,284 cases).

There are still 4,101 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,450 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,175 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,388 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 491 cases of children up to the age of nine and 880 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 177 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 137 from France and 88 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to DGS, 42% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30% fever, 21% muscle pain, 20% headache, 15% general weakness and 12% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 89% of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic, which originated in China, has already claimed more than 297,000 deaths and infected more than 4.3 million people worldwide.

More than 1.5 million patients were considered cured by health authorities