The mortality surveillance data, prepared based on the Information System of Death Certificates (SICO), indicate that there was excess mortality on almost every day of July, with the exception of the first two ( 1 and 2) and the last three (29, 30 and 31).

The 14th of July (with 458 deaths) was the day with the highest percentage of excess mortality (63.4).

On 12 days of July (between the 1st and 4th, between the 12th and 16th and on the 18th, 25th and 28th) records were broken for the maximum mortality extremes: some dated from 2010, others from 2013 and others from 2020.

Two weeks ago, the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) revealed that Portugal had recorded an excess of mortality between the 7th and 18th of July, corresponding to 1,063 deaths attributed to the extreme temperatures that occurred on the continent.