According to the figures updated on Monday, Portugal has a daily average of 1.93 deaths per million inhabitants attributed to the disease in the last seven days.
Portugal maintains the fifth lowest number of daily deaths attributed to Covid-19 in the European Union, according to data from the statistical site Our World in Data.
According to the figures updated on Monday, Portugal has a daily average of 1.93 deaths per million inhabitants attributed to the disease in the last seven days, below the European Union average for this indicator, which is 2.13, but above the world average of 0.63.
Of the EU countries, Finland has the highest average (5.2), followed by Estonia (5), Latvia (4.9), Lithuania (4.7) and Greece (4.5).
Worldwide and considering only countries with over one million inhabitants, Hong Kong decreased from 35.9 to 25.6 but still has the highest average, followed by South Korea (6.76), Finland, Estonia and Latvia.
Concerning the daily new cases per million inhabitants, Portugal fell from an average of 1,100 in the previous seven days to 1,060 and went from 16th to 15th highest in the European Union.
In this indicator, Cyprus has the highest average of 5,210, followed by Austria (4,260), Luxemburg (2,030), the Netherlands (2,020) and Greece (1,950).
The European average of new daily cases per million inhabitants decreased from 1,350 to 1,110 and the world average from 224 to 184.
In the rest of the world, considering only countries with over a million inhabitants, South Korea maintains the highest average of new cases (6,740), followed by Cyprus, Austria, New Zealand (3,150) and Iceland (2,940).
The disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China.
The Omicron variant, which spreads and mutates rapidly, has become dominant since it was first detected in November in South Africa.