According to the DGS epidemiological situation report, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, there have been 51,072 confirmed cases of infection and 1,735 deaths.

The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where there are still more active outbreaks of covid-19, today totals 26,067 cases, 128 more than the day before, that is, 63 percent of new infections.

In percentage terms, in the last 24 hours, the increase in deaths was 0.5% (from 1,727 to 1,735) and that of confirmed cases was 0.4 percent (from 50,868 to 51,072).

In number of cases, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo leads, with 26,067, followed by the North region (18,675, plus 51 cases), the Centre region (4,439, four new cases). The Algarve has five more cases (883), and the Alentejo has 734 cases, 17 more than the previous day.

In the Azores, there are 168 cases, one more than on Thursday, and Madeira maintains the 106 cases.

The North region continues to record the highest number of deaths (828), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (604), the Centre (252), Alentejo (21), Algarve (15) and the Azores (15).

According to the bulletin that portrays the epidemiological situation of infection by the new coronavirus in the country, the eight most recorded deaths today occurred in the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley.

The number of people hospitalised is 381 in the last 24 hours, (21 less than on Thursday) while in intensive care there are now 41 people (minus one).

The data indicate that of the total fatalities, 868 are women and 867 are men.

By age group, the highest number of deaths is concentrated in people over 80 years old (1,163), followed by those between 70 and 79 years old (337), between 60 and 69 years old (154) and between 50 and 59 years old (55). There are still 20 deaths registered between 40 and 49, three between 30 and 39 and two between 20 and 29 years of age.

In global terms, there are more people infected in the age group between 40 and 49 years (8,471), then between 30 and 39 years (8,338), 20 and 29 years (7,819), 50 to 59 years (7,735), followed by people over 80 years old (5,827).

Health authorities have 35,757 people under surveillance and 1,650 await laboratory results.

The number of patients reported to have recovered from covid-19 increased in the last 24 hours to 36,483, an additional 343, a higher number than new cases (204).

The pandemic caused by the covid-19 killed at least 673,909 people and infected 17,352,910 worldwide, according to the latest balance made by the Agency France-Presse (AFP) based on official data.