SYNTHESIS [email protected], 8 Oct -2020

October . 08 . 2020 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 www.ine.pt page 13/14 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | [email protected] The increase in deaths in 2020, compared to the 2015-2019 average, reached a first peak in week 15 (April 6 th to 12 th ) and registered the highest value in week 29 (July 13 th to 19 th ), about 800 more deaths, which will not be ignored by the fact that July 2020 was extremely hot. The increase in mortality verified since March, compared to the average of the last five years, is only partially explained by the deaths attributed to COVID-19. Diference betweem deaths 2020 and 2015-2019 average and Deaths COVID-19 More than 70% of deaths between March 2 nd and September 20 th were of people aged 75 years or over. Compared to the average number of deaths observed in the same period from 2015-2019, another 6,218 people died aged 75 and over, of which 4,865 were aged 85 and over. The largest increase in the number of deaths in relation to the 2015-2019 average was registered in the region Norte (+3 033 deaths), followed by Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (+1 839), Centro (+1 374), Alentejo (+620), Algarve (+240) e the authonomus regions Açores and Madeira (+77 e +57, respectively). Although the highest proportion of deaths has always occurred in hospital, the proportion of deaths at private homes and other locations was, fromMarch 2 nd onwards, above the 2015-2019 average, reaching in week 12 (March 16 th to 23 rd ) 46.1% of the total number of deaths in that week. Deaths 2020 and 2015-2019 average, by week and place of occurence More information available at: Deaths by week - Preliminary data 2020 (2 October 2020) -200 -100 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 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 Difference between 2020 and 2015-2019 average Deaths COVID-19 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1,800 2,000 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 Private homes and other places (average 2015-2019) Hospital (average 2015-2019) Private homes and other places 2020 Hospital 2020

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