Portugal is the 3rd EU country with most cases of Covid-19 per inhabitant

in News · 02-07-2020 09:38:00 · 11 Comments

Portugal is the third country in the European Union (EU), with most patients infected with Covid-19 per one million inhabitants, which places the country behind Spain and Belgium.

Spain and Belgium register 251 and 305 active cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.

Portugal currently has 126 active cases per 100 thousand inhabitants; no other country has more than 100 active cases by this indicator.

The fact that Portugal occupies the third position in the number of infected per million inhabitants, is related to the low number of patients recovering in the country, in comparison with others in the EU.


Considering that Portugal's population is dwarfed when compared to other EU countries and that it does more testing than other countries, this is an unfortunate take. The writer is just looking at the wrong indicators thus making false equivalencies.

By Fábio from Lisbon on 04-07-2020 10:35

Portugal has stricter measures for declaring people recovered than most countries. In Portugal you need two successive negative tests to ensure that people who are feeling well have actually recovered and no longer poise a risk to their community. That can take several weeks. In most other countries you are considered recovered if you are not either dead or in hospital 14 days after the initial diagnose.

By Susanne from Lisbon on 04-07-2020 10:00

Why because some small kebab shop have license for restaurant and they selling after 8 pm not food only beer and liquor so people can gather to have drinks.

By Gavin from Lisbon on 04-07-2020 02:05

That,s like a joke . we here great affected and recovery rate. it' almost 1/4 compare to spain, Italy or uk..
So what you think! which country is much more safer?

By islam from Lisbon on 03-07-2020 10:11

No in Portugal we can see that, death late is low as compare to other EU COUNTRIES and Portugal is also consider safe for tourist that's why football match will be held in also Portugal.

By Raman from Other on 03-07-2020 07:53

One more for the critics of Sweden's "relaxed" policy. Makes me wonder if confinement made any difference. More and more it seems like it did little else than destroying our economy.

By Bruno Baptista from Algarve on 03-07-2020 07:41

government cannot control its because of peoples cannot fallo the rules .

By Navaraj Ghimire from Lisbon on 02-07-2020 10:35

Honestly, just look at the average of deaths per inhabitant, which in Portugal is 4 times lower than in Spain, Italy or the UK. So what do the statistics really show?

By Nini Ribs from Beiras on 02-07-2020 09:13

That’s because they are testing more people than most EU countries! If they stopped testing so many people and did what most countries do, the number of infected people should be similar to everybody else’s! Too many scientists running the country! We need more pragmatic people in Government that can balance things out!

By Anna from Madeira on 02-07-2020 08:19

Probably due to the high testing per million inhabitants. More tests means more cases, as Big Don always says.
The way to avoid featuring in this coveted list is not to test anyone...

One thing I've learned during this last few months is that we're not as smart as we thought we were.
Example: Believing "news" is in the public interest, national newspaper spreads decontextualised message to unversed populous without consideration of impact.

Good luck, y'all.

By DV from Lisbon on 02-07-2020 06:33

What do these statistics prove , if anything , they can be interpreted to prove almost anything

By Paul from Lisbon on 02-07-2020 05:13
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