This week the country rose from 338 new cases per day to 386 per million inhabitants, still far from the EU average, which dropped from 595 new cases per million inhabitants to 559.
The EU country with the highest average of new cases remains Slovakia, which drops from 2,050 cases to 1,460, followed by Belgium, which drops from 1,550 to 1,260, the Czech Republic (down from 1,440 to 1,250) and the Netherlands (1,270 to 1,070).
These numbers of new daily cases per million inhabitants are also the highest in the world among countries with more than one million inhabitants.
With regard to deaths per million inhabitants, Portugal went from eighth to ninth EU country with the fewest deaths found in covid-19, with a daily average of 1.7 in the last seven days, virtually unchanged from the average of 1 .69 from last week.
In this indicator, the European average is 4.49, and the worst numbers at European and world level are located to the east: Hungary (19.3), Bulgaria (14.1), Croatia (14), Slovakia (13.8 ), Poland (9.97) Czech Republic (10.4)).
The world average of new daily cases per million population stands at 77, while globally there were 0.9 new deaths per million population attributed to covid-19.
Covid-19 has caused at least 5,249,851 deaths worldwide, among more than 264.78 million infections by the new coronavirus registered since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the most recent report by the Agence France-Presse.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 18,537 people have died and 1,166,787 cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the General Directorate of Health.
The respiratory 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.
A new variant, Omicron, classified as “worrying” by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been detected in southern Africa, but since the South African health authorities raised the alert on 24 November, infections have been reported in some from 30 countries from all continents, including Portugal.
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