Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered a total of 1,931 deaths and 71,156 cases of infection.

DGS indicates that two of the deaths were registered in the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, where there is also the highest number of infections, and the other death was registered in the Centre region.

The number of hospitalisations continued to rise in the last 24 hours, with an additional 17, out of a total of 588 patients hospitalised with covid-19, as well as patients placed in intensive care units, which according to the latest numbers are 85 (eight more ).

Thus, according to DGS, 22,549 cases of infection are active, 302 more than on Wednesday.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal, 46,676 people have recovered from the disease.

In the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, in addition to the two deaths, another 321 new cases of infection were reported, accounting for 36,399 cases and 739 deaths in the region.

Today, the North region records an additional 267 new cases, for a total of 25,606 and 877 deaths.

In the Centre region there were 73 more cases and one death, with 5,833 infections and 258 deaths recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.

In Alentejo 11 more cases of covid-19 were registered, totalling 1,382 cases and 23 dead so far.

The Algarve region has today reported two more cases of infection, totalling 1,466 cases and 19 deaths.

In the autonomous region of the Azores, three cases were registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 259 infections and 15 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira registers one more case, accounting for 211 infections, with no deaths to date.

Confirmed cases are distributed across all age groups, with the highest number of infections between 20 and 59 years of age, with an emphasis on the 30 to 49 age group.

In total, the new coronavirus has already affected at least 32,197 men and 38,959 women in Portugal, according to the declared cases.

Of the total fatalities, 976 were men and 955 women.

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