Portugal with the most new cases of Covid-19
What's going on here?According to the statistical website Our World in Data, the daily average of new cases rose from 2,290 per million inhabitants last week to 2,580 this Monday, followed by Spain with 449, Greece with 351, Germany (338) and Italy (334).
Considering countries and territories with more than one million inhabitants, Taiwan has the highest average of new daily cases (3,420), followed by Portugal, Singapore (1,460), Australia (1,440), New Zealand (1,360) and Panama (727) .
With regard to new daily deaths attributed to Covid-19, Portugal maintains the highest in the European Union (3.19), practically unchanged since last week, when it was at 3.17, followed by Finland with 2.99, Spain with 2.15, Ireland with 1.72 and Greece with 1.56.
Obviously some countries will be doing monitoring better than others.
And seeing most of the PIIGS out in force makes me suspect an ageing population is behind part of the per-capita trend.
Nevertheless, even looking at cumulative recorded deaths it doesn't seem sufficient to say that the less cautious countries already killed all their vulnerable.
It's not a competition or owt, but over here I still have to wear a mask on the bus to work, and it's been sunny enough to sit outside for months, so I guess I'm 100% arguing from incredulity when I wonder why more % portuguese are dying than Brits.