Between April 5th and 18th (14th and 15th weeks), there were 1,992 and 1,948 deaths in Portugal, respectively, 203 and 170 fewer deaths than the 2015-2019 average. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 was 33 and 28, representing, respectively, 1.7% and 1.4% of the total deaths.
Of the 3,940 deaths between April 5th and 18th, 68.8% corresponded to people aged 75 years and over. Compared to the 2015-2019 average, the number of deaths has decreased in all age groups, with the exception of the age group 65 to 69 years (+12.2%).
The regions Norte, Centro and Área Metropolitana de Lisboa accounted for 81.2% of deaths. In terms of the number of deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants, the regions Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (32.9), Norte (34.9) and Região Autónoma dos Açores (36.3) had, in these two weeks, with lower values than the national (38.2).
In this period, 62.6% of deaths occurred in hospitals.