According to figures released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), 134,278 people died in Portugal between March 2020 and February 2021, 23,089 more than the average for the same period between 2015 and 2019.

Of the total deaths, 16,351 (12.2 percent) were attributed to Covid-19, representing 70.8 percent of the excess mortality for the first year of the pandemic that began with the new coronavirus detected in 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.