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ECDC: Excess Mortality in Europe Sharply Increased in Autumn

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Excess mortality rose sharply throughout Europe in the autumn. The most recent figures from the European health service ECDC show that in Europe, 27 percent more people died in November than was usual in the month before the corona crisis.

 

Also, in September and October, more people died in Europe than in the same months in 2016 to 2019. However, the excess mortality was lowest in July.

At that time, 8 percent more people died than usual in European Union countries.

The excess mortality was highest in Eastern and Northeastern Europe. In the Netherlands, too, the excess mortality in November was higher than the average figures for European countries.

Here, 34.8 percent more people than usual died compared to the years before the coronavirus outbreak.

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