Less than 2% of deaths in early April attributed to Covid

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19, Health & Environment · 02-05-2021 08:00:00 · 0 Comments

Less than two percent of deaths in Portugal between April 5th and 18th were attributed to Covid-19, the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Between April 5th and 18th, 3940 people died in Portugal. Between April 5 and 11, 33 people died with covid-19 and between April 12 and 18, 28 died from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Covid-19 was responsible for 1.7% and 1.4% of deaths in those weeks, respectively, according to INE, pointing out that the total number of deaths remains below the average of the last five years.

The number of deaths attributed to the disease has continued to decline since the peak reached in the week of 25 to 31 January, when there were 2,036 deaths of people with covid-19.

In the mortality indicators, the INE reports that 68.8% of the total deaths in the analyzed period were of people aged 75 years or older.

In relation to the average for the same period from 2015 to 2019, the number of deaths decreased this year in relation to all age groups, except in the range of 65 to 69, where it increased by 12.2%.

The greatest reduction in mortality was seen in the group aged between 85 and 89 years, in which 16.6% less died than the average from 2015 to 2019.

Of the total deaths in these two weeks, 62.6% occurred in hospitals, 2,000 were men and 1940 were women.

Most deaths (81.2%) occurred in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Lisbon, North and Centre.



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