Since the beginning of the pandemic Portugal has registered 1,928 deaths and 70,465 cases of infection.

DGS indicates that all three deaths have been registered in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where there is also the highest number of infections and the highest daily increase.

The number of admissions has continued to rise in the last 24 hours, with a further 25, out of a total of 571 patients admitted with Covid-19.

According to the DGS, admissions to intensive care units have also increased, with 77 now being seven more than on Tuesday.

There are 40,765 contacts under surveillance, 347 more than on Tuesday, and 316 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, so 46,290 people have recovered from infection since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region 437 new cases have been reported, accounting for 36,078 cases of infection and 737 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, but three more than on Tuesday.

The North region now has 240 more cases, with a total of 25,339, with 877 deaths.

In the Centre region there have been 73 more cases, with 5,760 infections and 257 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Alentejo a further 19 cases of Covid-19 have been registered, totalling 1,371 cases and 23 deaths so far.

The Algarve region has today reported 28 more cases of infection, totalling 1,450 cases and 19 deaths per Covid-19.

In the autonomous region of the Azores three cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 257 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira registers two more cases, accounting for 210 infections, with no deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections being registered between 20 and 59 years of age, with a focus on the 30 to 49 age group.

In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 31,865 men and 38,600 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 975 were men and 953 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in people over 80 years of age.

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused at least 971,677 deaths and over 31.6 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December in Wuhan, a city in central China.

After Europe succeeded China as the centre of the pandemic in February, the American continent now has the most confirmed cases and the most deaths.