COVID-19: Portugal still has highest death rate

… but no longer has highest infection rate.

Ambulance in Portugal

The Portugal News reports that Portugal has ceased to be the country with the most new cases of infection with COVID-19 per million inhabitants in the last seven days, but remains the country with the most deaths, according to the statistical website Our World in Data.

Yesterday (8 February) Portugal was the seventh country in the world of any size with more new cases per day confirmed per million inhabitants (344), surpassed by Israel (753), the Czech Republic (454), Peru (414), Albania (390), Brazil (364) and Bahrain (362).

Last Monday, on the same website, Portugal had an average of 1,142 new daily cases per million in the last seven days.

As for the daily average of deaths per million inhabitants, Portugal remains at the top of the list, with 20 new daily deaths per million. After Portugal comes Slovakia (11.4), Peru (11.4), Czech Republic (9.9), Lebanon (7.9) and Brazil (7.1).

Last week, Portugal had a daily average of new deaths per million inhabitants of 29.7, according to the same statistical website, which uses data compiled by the American university Johns Hopkins.

Discounting the numbers of small territories like San Marino, Luxembourg, Andorra and Montenegro, which has less than one million inhabitants, Portugal is now the sixth country in the world in total number of cases per million inhabitants (75,064), in a list headed by Czech Republic (96,645).

With regard to the global number of deaths per million inhabitants, Portugal is the eighth country with more than one million inhabitants to appear on the list, with 1,388 deaths. Belgium, with 1,845 deaths per million inhabitants, leads this indicator.

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found on an earlier post.

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