DGS data indicate 1,555 covid-19-related deaths and 40,866 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Compared to Thursday's data, today there was a 0.4 percent increase in deaths. Infection cases rose 1.1 percent.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the greatest number of outbreaks has been recorded, the covid-19 pandemic reached 18,106 confirmed cases, 339 more than on Thursday, which corresponds to 75.2 percent of new contagions.

The region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley is the one with the highest number of infections (18,106) and the second with the highest number of deaths (457).

The North records 17,441 infections and 816 deaths, the Centre 4,056 confirmed cases and 248 deaths, the Algarve 15 deaths and 574 infected people and the Alentejo records four deaths and 449 people with covid-19.

The Azores have 148 cases of infection with the new coronavirus SARA-Cov-2 and 15 deaths, while Madeira has 92 infected people and remains without any registered deaths.

Of the total number of infected people in Portugal, 457 are hospitalised, 21 more than on Thursday (+ 4.8 percent). The number of patients admitted to intensive care units remains at 67.

In the distribution of cases infected by municipalities, Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases (3,335), followed by Sintra (2,477), Loures (1,745), Vila Nova de Gaia (1,633), Amadora (1,591), Porto (1,414), Matosinhos (1,292), Braga (1,256), Odivelas (1054) and Maia (950).

Data from the DGS report indicate that, of the total deaths recorded to date, 780 are women and 775 men.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is registered among people aged 80 or over (1,042), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 (299). Among the population aged between 60 and 69 years, there are 143 deaths.

DGS data also recorded 49 deaths in the age group between 50 and 59 years old, 18 between 40 and 49 years old, two between 30 and 39 years old and two between 20 and 29 years old.

Regarding the total number of infection cases, the data show that 22,948 are women and 17,918 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is from 40 to 49 years old (6,821), followed by the age group between 30 and 39 years old (6,481) and people aged between 50 and 59 years old (6,471).

In the youngest age groups, between 20 and 29 years old, there are 5,911 cases and, between 10 and 19 years old, 1,635, while in children up to nine years old there are 1,146 cases

According to DGS, 37 percent of patients had cough, 28 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 15 percent general weakness and 10 percent breathing difficulty.

A total of 1,561 people are awaiting laboratory test results and 31,246 are under surveillance by health authorities.

Since 1 January, Portugal has registered 373,293 suspected cases, the report said, adding that there are 26,633 people recovered, 251 more than on Wednesday.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed nearly 487,000 deaths and infected more than 9.6 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report by the French agency AFP.