Report: Deaths in Greece Increased 0.75% in First 44 Weeks of 2020

December 14, 2020

ATHENS — There were 106,322 deaths (53,387 men and 52,935 women) in Greece during the first 44 weeks of 2020, an increase of 0.75 pct from 105,529 deaths the previous year, the Greek statistics agency ELSTAT said on Monday. The increase relative to the five-year average in 2015-2019 (102,341 deaths a year) was 3.89 pct, however, with 3,981 additional deaths than the average for those years.

The corresponding percentage changes, per year, for the period 2015 – 2019 amounted to 5.05 pct in 2019 as compared to 2018 (100,457), to -4.55 pct in 2018 as compared to 2017 (105,242), to 7.17 pct in 2017 as compared to 2016 (98,199) and -3.99 pct in 2016 as compared to 2015 (102,276).

The figures are for deaths from various causes, including the pandemic, taken from municipal civil registry records. Deaths are higher than in the equivalent period in 2019 for those aged above 90, those aged 65-69 and those aged 85-89, by absolute figures of 1,047, 317 and 161 excess deaths, respectively.


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