Portugal with the highest number of new cases globally

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 18-01-2021 14:47:00 · 6 Comments

Portugal is now the country in the world with the highest number of new cases of infection by the new coronavirus per million inhabitants, according to several websites that provide statistical monitoring of the covid-19 pandemic.

With some variations, Portugal is the only country in the world with more than a thousand cases per million inhabitants on average over the last seven days, according to the website Our World in Data (1,018 cases), of the University of Oxford, and the Portuguese Eyedata (1,014 cases), with data updated on Sunday.

While Portugal is topping the lists for new cases of Covid-19, in terms of total cases per million inhabitants, Portugal appears in 20th place with a rate of 53.9 in a list in which small territories such as Andorra, Montenegro or San Marino come to the fore, before the first large country, the United States, which ranks sixth, with 72.3 cases per million.

In the Eyedata list, the United States are in fourth place after small territories and Portugal appears in 17th place in total cases per million inhabitants (53.7).

In Our World in Data, Portugal appears in second place in the number of deaths per million inhabitants in the last seven days (14.9), only surpassed by Slovenia (19.2).

Eyedata, which counts the number of deaths per million since the beginning of the pandemic, places Portugal (866 per million), in the 30th place on this list led by Belgium, with 1,770 deaths per million inhabitants attributed to covid-19 , and Slovenia, with 1,523.

On Sunday, the last day for which data are available and 152 people died with covid-19, Portugal was the 12th country in the world with the most deaths attributed to the disease per million inhabitants.

At Eyedata, Portugal is the 18th country in the world with the most tests per million inhabitants (610,311 tests in total). According to Our World in Data, the country has an 18 percent rate of positive tests compared to those performed.

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Good news, it’s called herd immunity! The more people get infected, the more are immune to get rid of this virus! My heart goes out to the victims and families of this awful virus!

By Anna from Madeira on 18-01-2021 11:39

Anything in the media and you're sure to find a covidiots, on here it's Fred doe. A covidiots will always talk in terms of life and death, they never talk about how Covid-19 can affect you long term.

By John Smith from Algarve on 18-01-2021 08:43

@Diogo F, have you heard of the law? Government does not have the authority to force the issue with private hospitals (companies). They have a responsibility to shareholders and are protected legally. The government is currently negotiating on price per bed with private hospitals. Everything comes at a cost.

By BD Condell from Algarve on 18-01-2021 06:02

@Fred Doe
yes you god of statistics!

in Germany around 1000 people die each day! Additionally to other diseases. The health system provides way more intensive care beds with ventilators. You want to try these numbers here in Portugal? Really?

By mui from Lisbon on 18-01-2021 06:00

Good thing "cases" are not sick people. And even if people get sick, the survival rate is still 99.8%.

By Fred Doe from Algarve on 18-01-2021 05:20

It is difficult to understand what is the government waiting to call on private hospitals and the military to assist the public health system.

By Diogo F. from Madeira on 18-01-2021 03:23
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