Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 1,971 deaths and 75,542 cases of infection, and today 25,041 cases are active, 480 more than on Tuesday.

The DGS indicates that of the eight deaths recorded, six occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the highest number of infections is also found, and two in the Centre region.

As regards hospital admissions, the bulletin shows that 666 people are admitted (five more than on Tuesday). In intensive care there are 105 people (six more).

The bulletin also states that the health authorities have 44,758 contacts under surveillance, 525 more than on Tuesday, and that 337 patients have been recovered in the last 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal 48,530 people have recovered from the disease.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 398 new cases of infection have been reported, accounting for 38,692 cases and 765 deaths.

The Norte region now has a further 294 new cases of Covid-19, totalling 27,029 and 886 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Centre region there have been a further 82 cases, accounting for 6,158 infections and 263 deaths.

In Alentejo three new cases of Covid-19 were registered, totalling 1,502, maintaining the 23 deaths previously registered.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 41 cases of infection, totalling 1,663 cases and maintaining the 19 deaths.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores five new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totalling 274 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered two cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 224 infections, no deaths to date.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections being recorded between 20 and 59 years of age, with a focus on the 40 to 49 age group.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 34,278 men and 41,264 women in Portugal, according to the reported cases.

Of the total number of deaths, 988 were men and 983 women.

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

The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million deaths and more than 33.4 million cases of infection worldwide, according to the latest assessment by the French agency AFP.