Portugal is the European Union (EU) country with the most new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection per million inhabitants in the last seven days and the second in the world with the most deaths associated with the disease, according to disease data. local Statistics Our world in data for Tuesday (latest indicators available for Portugal).
Regarding the number of new deaths attributed to covid-19 per million inhabitants in an average of seven days, Portugal is at the forefront of the European Union, with an average of 2.29 deaths in the last seven days. This is followed by Greece (with 2.19 deaths daily at seven days), the United Kingdom (outside the EU) with 2.07 deaths and Italy with 1.83s.
Worldwide, and considering only countries or territories with more than 500 thousand inhabitants, New Zealand is the country with the highest average in this indicator (3.09), followed by Portugal, Greece (2.19), the United Kingdom (2 .07) and Italy (1.82).
The average in the European Union of new deaths is 1.27 new deaths daily with covid-19 and worldwide is 0.2.
In terms of incidence at European level, with a daily average of 2019 new cases per million inhabitants, Portugal leads, followed by Luxembourg (680), Ireland (636), Germany (606) and Italy (549). Worldwide, Portugal is the third country with the most new cases per million inhabitants, behind Taiwan (2681) and Australia (2037).
The European Union’s daily average for this indicator is 397 new, while the world average is 71.
Although Portugal leads in terms of infections and deaths, these indicators have already presented much higher values in the past – for example, Portugal recorded a peak in deaths from covid-19, with an average of 28.61 new deaths per day per million. population.
The daily incidence registered the highest value in Portugal on January 28 this year, with 5468 new cases per million inhabitants in the previous seven days.
The lethality rate (relation between total deaths and contagions) by covid-19 in Portugal is now also more likely, standing at 0.22%, than it was over the more than two years of the pandemic in Portugal. parents. This indicator reached the value of 4.13% in January 2021. The most worrying question is even in the elderly, which is now at 3.38%, a high value compared to recent months, but still below January 2021, when it stood at 34.3%.
Also in terms of covid-19 hospitalizations, hospitals in the country remain below the lines received, with 1494 patients hospitalized in mainland Portugal (data in relation to the end of the day on Tuesday). Of these, 85 are in intensive care units, which represents 36% of capacity, with the red line of 235, as Carlos Antunes’ mathematician referred to this Wednesday to PÚBLICO.