SYNTHESIS [email protected], 8 Oct -2020

October . 08 . 2020 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 www.ine.pt page 12/14 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | [email protected] Mortality in Portugal in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic According to preliminary data on deaths, up to September 20 th 2020, 86,178 deaths were registered in national territory, a value higher than observed in previous years. Compared to the average number of deaths for the 2015-2019 homologous period, there were 5,648 more deaths in 2020. In the first two months of 2020, the number of deaths was, in general, lower than the values observed in the last five years. However, while in previous years mortality continued to decrease in subsequent months, in March 2020 the number of deaths started to increase. Deaths 2020 and average 2015-2019, by week, Portugal, weeks 1 to 38 Between March 2 nd , when the first cases of COVID-19 disease were diagnosed in Portugal, and September 20 th , that is, between weeks 10 (March 2 nd to 8 th ) and 38 (September 14 th to 20th) there were 64,105 deaths, 7,144 above the average number of deaths observed in the same period from 2015-2019. 1,822 of these deaths were due to COVID-19. Of the total deaths recorded between March 2 nd and September 20 th , 31,568 were of men and 32,537 were of women, an increase of 2,970 and 4,174 deaths, respectively, compared to the average of deaths observed in the same period between 2015-2019. Deaths from March 2 nd to September 20 th 1,500 1,700 1,900 2,100 2,300 2,500 2,700 2,900 3,100 3,300 3,500 1 January 2 3 4 5 6 February 7 8 9 10 March 11 12 13 14 April 15 16 17 18 May 19 20 21 22 23 June 24 25 26 27 July 28 29 30 31 32 August 33 34 35 No. Week/Month 2015-2019 max-min Deaths 2020 2015-2019 average Deaths 2020, excluding COVID-19 Calamity State Alert State Emergency State Women Men nd th March 2 to September 20 2020 (average 2015-2019) nd th March 2 to September 20 2020 32,537 31,568 29,567 27,421 24,000 26,000 28,000 30,000 32,000 34,000

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