In weeks 10 and 11 (March 8th to 21st), there were 2,128 and 2,091 deaths in Portugal, respectively, 216 and 193 fewer deaths than the 2015-2019 average. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 was 129 and 90, representing, respectively, 6.1% and 4.3% of the total deaths.
Of the 4,219 deaths recorded between March 8th and 21st, 70.4% corresponded to people aged 75 years and over. Compared to the 2015-2019 average, the number of deaths decreased in all age groups, with the exception of the age groups 65 to 69 years and 70 to 74 years. The greatest reduction occurred in the age group 85 to 89 years old, with 140 deaths less than the 2015-2019 average (-14.3%).
The Norte, Centro and Área Metropolitana de Lisboa concentrated 81.8% of deaths. In terms of the number of deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants, the regions Alentejo (54.3), Centro (46.8) and Algarve (42.6) had in these two weeks values higher than the national (41.0).
In weeks 10 and 11, 62.9% of deaths occurred in hospitals.