According to the DGS epidemiological bulletin, 83 patients are currently in intensive care, four less than on Tuesday, while one more person was admitted to the ward, a total of 297.

The two deaths recorded in the last 24 hours occurred in the region of Lisbon and Tagus Valley (1) and the Centre region (1).

Regarding the number of new cases, today's figures are similar to those recorded in recent weeks, with daily fluctuations.

Since the start of the pandemic Portugal has counted 838,102 confirmed cases and 16,983 deaths.

There are 22,705 active cases, 128 fewer than on Tuesday, and the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities has also decreased by 833, now totalling 22,723.

The data also reveals that 513 people have been reported recovered, bringing the total number since the start of the pandemic in Portugal in March 2020 to 798,414.

According to the latest DGS data, Portugal currently has 3,466,452 people vaccinated against Covid-19, of which 903,204 are already immunised with both doses.

The transmissibility index (Rt) of the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Portugal has fallen to 0.95 as has the incidence of cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is now 61.3.

Rt and incidence data are updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 88 new infections have been reported, with 316,782 cases and 7,197 deaths counted so far.

The North region has 171 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 336,779 cases of infection and 5,341 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Centre region, 59 more cases have been recorded, accumulating 118,871 infections and 3,016 deaths.

In the Alentejo 12 more cases were reported, totalling 29,813 infections and 971 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's bulletin reveals that 14 cases have been recorded, accumulating 21,730 infections and 359 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira has recorded 23 new cases, accounting for 9,299 infections and 68 deaths due to Covid-19 since March 2020.

The Azores now has 20 new cases and has counted 4,828 cases and 31 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the DGS.

The regional authorities of the Azores and Madeira release their data daily, which may not coincide with the information released in the DGS bulletin.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 380,342 men and 457,440 women in Portugal, DGS data show, according to which there are 320 cases of unknown sex, which are under investigation as this information is not provided automatically.

Of the total number of fatalities, 8,920 were men and 8,063 women.

The highest number of deaths continues to be concentrated in the elderly over 80 years old, followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old.

Of the total deaths, 11,173 were people aged over 80, 3,617 were aged between 70 and 79, and 1,521 were aged between 60 and 69.

The pandemic caused at least 3,230,058 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 154.2 million cases of infection, according to a report by the French agency AFP.