In comparison with the data from Wednesday, which recorded 1,263 deaths, today there was an increase of deaths of 1.1 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (29,912), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 252 more cases than on Wednesday (29,660), representing an increase of 0.8 percent.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (717), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (297), the Centre (232), the Algarve (15), the Azores (15) and Alentejo, which registers a death, advances the epidemiological situation report, with updated data until 24:00 on Wednesday, keeping the Autonomous Region of Madeira without registering any deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 653 fatalities are women and 624 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 864 were over 80 years old, 246 were between 70 and 79 years old, 113 were between 60 and 69 years old, 40 between 50 and 59, 13 between 40 and 49 and one of the patients was between 20 and 29 years.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 608 patients are admitted to hospitals, one less than on Wednesday (-0.2 percent), and 92 are in Intensive Care Units, minus one (-1.1 oercent).

There are 21,575 people recovering at home.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (2,076), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,529), Porto (1,336) Matosinhos (1,250), Braga (1,199) ) and Gondomar (1,065).

Since 1 January, 303,811 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,125 are awaiting test results.

There are 271,774 cases in which the test results were negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients remains at 6,452.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 16,540, followed by the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, with 8,878, of the Centre region, with 3,662, of the Algarve (357) and of the Alentejo (250).

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

DGS also records 22,741 contacts under surveillance by health authorities.

Of the total infected, 17,431 are women and 12,481 are men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (5,059), followed by the age group from 50 to 59 years old (4,030) and people over 80 years old (4,379 cases).

There are still 4,416 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,752 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,323 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,451 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 547 cases of children up to nine years old and 955 of young people aged between 10 and 19 years old.

According to the DGS, 40 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 29 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 19 percent headache, 15 percent generalized weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 90 percent of confirmed cases.

The new coronavirus pandemic, which originated in December in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has already killed more than 328,000 people and infected more than five million worldwide.

More than 1.8 million patients were considered cured by health authorities.