From January to October 2021, the number of deaths in Greece increased by 10.76%

Deaths in Greece rose to 115,131 (58,549 men and 56,582 women) in the first 43 weeks of 2021 (01/04/2021 – 10/31/2021), according to the ΛΣΤΑΤ statistics office.

For the same period, 43 weeks of 2020 (12/30/2019 – 10/05/2020), the number of deaths was 103,946 (52,142 men and 51,804 women).

According to ΕΛΣΤΑΤ, there was an increase of 14,381 deaths (14.27%) compared with the average for the first 43 weeks of six years 2015-2020 (100,750 deaths). Corresponding annual percentages for the period 2015-2020 were 0.68% in 2020 compared to 2019 (103,246), up 5.19% in 2019 compared to 2018 (98,156), up to -4 , 73% in 2018 compared to 2017 (103,028), up to 7.26% in 2017 compared to 2016 (96,051) and up to -4.02% in 2016 compared to 2015 (100 074).

According to the same study, this year, compared to 2020, the largest number of deaths was recorded in the 26th week (28.06 – 04.07.2021), 31st (02.08 – 08.08. 021) and 18th (3.05 – 2021) with indicators of 44.6%, 43.1% and 27.3%, respectively.

The smallest number was recorded in the 5th week (2.02 – 7.02.2021), the 2nd (11.01 – 17.01.2021) and the 6th week (8.02 – 14.02.2021) with indicators: 16.6%, 14.9 % and 13.6% respectively.

By age groups, in absolute terms, mortality was higher, mainly in age groups:

over 90 years old – 2476 deaths, from 85 to 89 – 1713, from 75 to 79 – 1464, from 70 to 74 – 1391.

Least of all deaths were registered in the age group from 15 to 19 years (7 deaths).

According to the registry data (which indicates the permanent place of residence of a citizen who later died), there is an increase in the number of deaths in 12 regions and a decrease in one. The largest increases in absolute terms are observed in the regions of Attica, Central Macedonia and Thessaly: 4681, 2381 and 1000 deaths, respectively. While the decline is observed in the North Aegean region, at 63 deaths.





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