Compared to Thursday's data, which recorded 1,105 deaths, today there was an increase in deaths of 0.8 percent.

Regarding the number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus (27,268), data from the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) show that there are 553 more cases than on Thursday (26,715), representing an increase of 2 percent.

The North region is the one with the highest number of deaths (639), followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (233), the Center (214), the Algarve (13), the Azores (14) and the Alentejo that registers in one case, the epidemiological situation report advances, with data updated until midnight on Thursday, maintaining the Autonomous Region of Madeira with no record of deaths.

According to data from the Directorate-General for Health, 569 fatalities are women and 545 are men.

Of the registered deaths, 749 were over 80 years old, 226 were between 70 and 79 years old, 95 between 60 and 69 years old, 33 between 50 and 59, 10 between 40 and 49 and one patient was between 20 and 29 years old.

The clinical characterization of confirmed cases indicates that 842 patients are admitted to hospitals, 32 fewer than on Thursday (-3.7 percent) and 127 are in Intensive Care Units, minus eight, which represents a decrease of 6 percent.

Recovering at home are 25,185 people.

DGS data state that the municipality of Lisbon is the one with the highest number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus (1,700), followed by Vila Nova de Gaia (1,445), Porto (1,295), Matosinhos (1,192), Braga ( 1,146), Gondomar (1,046), Maia (906), Valongo (734), Guimarães (647), Sintra (697), Ovar (574) and Coimbra (556).

Since January 1, 269,266 suspected cases have been recorded, of which 2,984 are awaiting test results.

There are 239,014 cases in which the test result was negative, says DGS, adding that the number of recovered patients increased to 2,422, 164 more than on Thursday, representing an increase of about 7.3 percent.

The North region continues to register the highest number of infections, totalling 15,809, followed by the region of Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7,093, the Centre region, with 3,564, the Algarve (345) and the Alentejo (232).

The Azores recorded 135 cases of covid-19 and Madeira recorded 90 confirmed cases, according to the bulletin released today.

DGS also records 26,829 contacts under surveillance by the health authorities.

Of the total infected, 16,087 are women and 11,181 men.

The age group most affected by the disease is 50 to 59 years old (4,605), followed by 40 to 49 years old (4,598) and people over 80 years old (4,165 cases).

There are also 3,932 patients aged between 30 and 39 years old, 3,270 between 20 and 29 years old, 3,097 between 60 and 69 years old and 2,318 aged between 70 and 79 years old.

The DGS also records 464 cases of children up to 9 years old and 819 of young people aged 10 to 19 years old.

According to the daily report of the epidemiological situation in Portugal, 177 cases result from the importation of the virus from Spain, 137 from France and 88 from the United Kingdom. There are still hundreds of cases imported from dozens of other countries.

According to the DGS, 42 percent of patients positive for the new coronavirus have cough symptoms, 30 percent fever, 21 percent muscle pain, 20 percent headache, 16 percent general weakness and 12 percent breathing difficulty. This information refers to 88 percent of confirmed cases.

The covid-19 pandemic has already claimed about 267,000 deaths and infected more than 3.8 million people in 195 countries and territories.

About 1.2 million patients were considered cured.