China, the country of origin of the virus, has lowered its position on the list of countries most affected by the outbreak. Today there have been 5 cases and for 18 consecutive days it has not reported deaths associated with Covid-19. India, with 82 thousand cases, is currently the 5th country with the most new contaminations and, in accumulated numbers, is already very close to the total Chinese value: 84 thousand.
Broadly speaking, this is the situation in Europe: Russia has more accumulated cases: 252 thousand; there are also more cases reported in the last 24 hours: 9974; United Kingdom has more deaths: 33,614 and also more deaths reported in the last 24 hours: 428; France has the highest lethality rate: 19.2%. In the framework of the EU + 1 countries, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy have increasingly closer indicators.
Compared to the other EU member states, Portugal is closer to Ireland’s indicators that have fewer confirmed cases but more reported deaths.
In total, the latest figures from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control point to more than 302,259 deaths associated with Covid-19. The United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom are the countries with the most recent deaths.
The United States is the country with the most confirmed cases worldwide, 1,417,889, and also with more deaths: 85,906, 1773 more than yesterday. It is also the country with the most new cases: 27,143.
European and American deaths account for 93% of the world total. 73% of deaths are concentrated in six countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France and Brazil. There are 125 countries that have not reported new fatalities in the past 24 hours. Venezuela, with 10 deaths in total, reports zero for 23 days.
The lethality rate has also been rising in the European / American phase of the outbreak – the relationship between the number of confirmed cases and deaths associated with Covid-19 globally has been above 7% for more than 26 days. In Belgium, 16 out of every 100 infected people die, in France, the number rises to 19. Germany has more than 173 thousand cases, although it is the 7th country most affected by the outbreak, it still has a relatively low lethality, 4,5 %, a figure that has gradually increased but below that registered in other countries with an identical number of confirmed cases. In Portugal, the lethality rate is 4.2%.
Portugal today registered 264 new cases, 77 more than yesterday, and had a variation of 0.9%. In total there are 28,583 confirmed cases. There were 6 more deaths, 3 fewer than yesterday. The recovered are 3328. The North of the country remains the region with the highest incidence, 16,214 cases, followed by Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, with 7951, and the Central Region, with 3598.
Portugal has 278 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. With the number of new cases increasing in other parts of the world, Portugal is in 23rd in the list of countries with more cases counted in absolute numbers. If we adjust the values of the 50 countries with the most confirmed cases to the respective population, we rise to 13th in the list of cases per inhabitant, between Sweden and the Netherlands. With population adjustment, countries with fewer inhabitants, such as Belgium or Qatar, gain prominence.