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The Portugal Directorate-General for Health (DGS) reported Wednesday an additional 1,778 new COVID-19 infections and 10 deaths related to the disease. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,050,719 infections have been reported, including 17,826 deaths

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According to the DGS, there are in total, 39,665 positive cases throughout the national territory, 245 fewer than yesterday, 39,122 people under surveillance by health authorities, 1,233 fewer, and 993,228 patients with Covid-19 are already recovering from the disease, an increase of 2013.

The number of hospitalized also continues to fall with a total of 621 patients hospitalized in Portuguese wards (29 less), and of these 135 are in Intensive Care Units , the same number as on Tuesday. 

By region, Lisbon and Vale do Tejo was the area of ​​Portugal that recorded the most cases and deaths in the last 24 hours, namely, 662 infected and five fatalities.

In the autonomous regions, the Azores registered 13 infected and Madeira 21 cases. In both archipelagos, no deaths related to the new virus were reported in either.