Since the beginning of the pandemic, Portugal has registered 2,740 deaths and 161,350 cases of infection, and today 67,157 cases are active, 1,857 more than on Wednesday.

The DGS reports that of the 46 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 20 occurred in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, 17 in the North region, eight in the Centre region and one in Alentejo.

As regards hospital admissions, the bulletin reveals that 2,363 people are in hospital (25 more than on Wednesday). In intensive care there are 320 people (minus five).

The bulletin also states that the health authorities have 67,442 contacts under surveillance, 1,876 more than on Wednesday, and that 2,507 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in Portugal 91,453 people have recovered from the disease.

The North region has the highest number of new cases with 2,580 reported in the last 24 hours, totaling 75,455 and 1,223 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the region of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo another 1,124 new cases of infection have been reported, accounting for 64,374 cases and 1,077 deaths.

In the Centro region there were a further 509 cases, accounting for 14,369 infections and 341 deaths.

In Alentejo there were 87 new cases of covid-19, totaling 3,118 and 54 deaths.

The Algarve region has today reported a further 97 cases of infection, totaling 3,129 cases and 29 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the Autonomous Region of the Azores six new cases have been registered in the last 24 hours, totaling 394 detected infections and 15 dead since the beginning of the pandemic.

Madeira has registered seven cases in the last 24 hours, accounting for 511 infections and one death.

The confirmed cases are spread over all age groups, with the highest number of infections recorded between 20 and 59 years.

The new coronavirus has already infected at least 73,166 men and 88,184 women in Portugal, according to the cases reported.

Of the total number of deaths, 1,401 were men and 1,339 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 1.2 million deaths in more than 48.1 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a review by the French agency AFP.

The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected at the end of December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.