According to the epidemiological bulletin of the DGS released today, 386 people are hospitalised, 13 less compared to Tuesday, of which 68 in intensive care, less six in the last 24 hours.

The deaths occurred in the Lisbon region (1), in the North region (1), in the Alentejo (2) and the Algarve (2).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, 17,968 people have died in Portugal and 1,068,510 cases of infection have been registered.

The greatest number of deaths continues to be concentrated among the elderly over 80 years old (11,719), followed by the age group between 70 and 79 years old (3,848).

Of the total number of fatalities registered, to date, 9,422 in Portugal were men and 8,546 women.

Data released by the DGS also show that 52 fewer cases are active, for a total of 30,495, and that 801 people were reported as having recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, which increases the national total to 1,020,067 recovered.

In the last 24 hours, the number of contacts under surveillance by the health authorities rose (another 50), standing at 27,441.

The new coronavirus has already infected in Portugal at least 493,624 men and 574,176 women, according to data from the DGS.

Among the new infections, children between 0 and 9 years old stand out with 137 new infections, followed by the age groups from 60 to 69 years old (98+), 20 to 29 years old (91+), 10 to 19 (+88+ ), from 30 to 39 years old (over 88) and from 40 to 49 years old (over 88).

In people over 80 years old there were 29 new cases, in the age group between 70 and 79 there were 54 more infections and between 50 and 59 more 84.

In the Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region, 295 new infections were reported, with 413,272 cases and 7,673 dead so far in this geographic area.

The Northern region registered 213 new infections by SARS-CoV-2, totalling 410,021 cases of infection and 5,553 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic crisis.

In the Centre region there were another 117 cases, totalling 142,729 infections and 3,142 deaths.

In the Alentejo, 37 new cases of infection were reported, totalling 38,821 infections and 1,024 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Algarve region, today's DGS bulletin counts 60 new cases, accumulating 42,599 infections by SARS-CoV-2 and 462 deaths.

The Autonomous Region of Madeira recorded 20 new cases, totalling 12,248 infections and 72 deaths due to the covid-19 disease since March 2020.

In the last 24 hours, and according to DGS, the Azores registered 13 new cases, which raises to 8,840 infections since the beginning of the pandemic. The number of deaths remains at 42.

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