Comparing with Wednesday's data, which recorded 785 deaths, today there was a percentage increase of 4.5%.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus, DGS data show that there are 371 more cases than on Tuesday, representing an increase of 1.7%.

The North region has the highest number of deaths (475), followed by the Central region (179), Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (146), the Algarve (11), the Azores (8) and the Alentejo, which registers one dead person, the epidemiological situation report says, with data updated until midnight on Wednesday.

Of the deaths recorded, 551 were over 80 years old, 168 were between 70 and 79 years old, 71 between 60 and 69 years old, 21 between 50 and 59 and nine between 40 and 49 years old.

Of the total number of infected people, the vast majority are recovering at home, totaling 19,237.

The data indicate that 1,095 are hospitalized, 51 less than on Tuesday (- 4.5%), and 204 are in Intensive Care Units, minus three, which represents a decrease of 1.5%.

DGS data indicate that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of coronavirus infection (1,266), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,161), Porto (1,099), Braga (950), Matosinhos (929 ), Gondomar (894), Maia (763), Valongo (655), Ovar (532), Sintra (514) and Coimbra, with 367 cases.

Since January 1, 219,848 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 4,048 are awaiting test results.

There are 193,447 cases in which the test results were negative, says the DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 1,201 (there were 1,143).

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totaling 13,382, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 5,194, the Center region, with 3,084, the Algarve (318) and the Alentejo (181).

The Azores recorded 109 cases of covid-19 and Madeira 85.

DGS also records 30,342 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 13,214 are women and 9,139 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 50 to 59 years old (3,818), followed by the age group 40 to 49 years old (3,785) and people over 80 years old (3,414 cases).

There are also 3,130 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 2,657 between 60 and 69 years old, 2,531 between 20 and 29 years old and 1,999 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

DGS also records 360 cases of children up to nine years of age and 654 of young people aged 10 to 19 years.

According to the report of the Directorate-General for Health, 171 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 130 from France, 87 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the bulletin, 51% of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 36% fever, 27% muscle pain, 24% headache, 20% generalized weakness and 14% breathing difficulty. This information refers to 83% of confirmed cases.

The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already caused more than 183,000 deaths worldwide and infected more than 2.6 million people. More than 700,000 patients were considered cured by health authorities.