Portugal is the sixth country in the European Union with the lowest number of deaths and new cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2 per million inhabitants, according to the statistical website Our world in data.
Portugal has a daily average of 140 cases, registering a slight upward trend in the last month, as is seen, in fact, in the vast majority of European Union countries.
In the best epidemiological situation are only Italy (123), Finland (120), Malta (82), Sweden (66) and Spain (62).
In new cases, Portugal remains below the European average of 378 and far from the countries with the most new cases of infection per million inhabitants in the last week, a list led by Slovenia, with an average of around 1500, four times higher the average recorded about a month ago and which was 393.
Croatia follows with 1310 (it was 325 a month ago), Austria with 1,030 (it was 213), Slovakia with 1,080 (it was 290), and the Czech Republic with 989 (it was 105).
The world average of new daily cases for the last week is 62.
In the rest of the world, Slovenia is also the country with the highest average, followed by Croatia, Austria, Georgia (1120) and Slovakia.
In terms of daily deaths attributed to covid-19 per million inhabitants in the last week, Portugal is also the sixth among the 27 Member States with the lowest number of deaths, with an average of 0.76 deaths.
Finland (0.72), Spain (0.52), France (0.5), Sweden (0.35) and Malta (zero) follow.
At the opposite end, a list of countries with the highest number of daily deaths and led by Bulgaria (24.96), where the average has almost doubled since a month ago (it was 12.57). Latvia (20.13), Romania (17.28), Croatia (13.34) and Lithuania (10.94) follow.
The European average for this indicator is 3.3 and the world average is 0.92.
In the rest of the world, among countries with more than one million inhabitants, Bulgaria is also here with the highest average, followed by Latvia, Georgia (19.38), Romania and Armenia (16.65).
Covid-19 has caused at least 5,094,101 deaths worldwide, out of 252 864 960 infections with the new coronavirus registered since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the AFP agency.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,257 people have died and 1,107,488 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the General Directorate of Health.
The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in several countries.