Increase in mortality in the country in the first half of the year by 6.26%

The number of deaths in Greece, including those who died as a result of the pandemic, for the first 30 weeks of the current year (01/03/2022 – 07/31/2022) increased by 5011 deaths or 6.26% and amounted to 85,043 deaths (42,670 men and 42,373 women) . For the corresponding period of 2021 (01/04/2021-01/08/2021), the number of deaths increased to 80,032 (40,800 men and 39,232 women).

According to ΕΛΣΤΑΤ, there was an increase of 11,359 deaths (15.42%) compared to the average for the first 30 weeks of the six-year period 2016-2021 (73,684 deaths). The corresponding annual interest for this period is:

  • 8.37% in 2021 compared to 2020 (73,853 deaths),
  • -0.95% in 2020 compared to 2019 (74,564 deaths),
  • 7% in 2019 compared to 2018 (69,688 deaths),
  • -7.02% in 2018 compared to 2017 (74,949 deaths),
  • 8.59% in 2017 compared to 2016 (69,018 deaths).

In the period of the first weeks of 2022, compared to the corresponding period of 2021, the largest percentage increases in deaths were recorded in the 5th (01/31/2022 – 02/06/2022), 4th (01/24/2022 – 01/30/2022) and in the 2nd week (01/10/2022 – 01/16/2022), which is 42.7%, 40.3% and 35.2%, respectively.

While the most significant percentage decrease was recorded on the 18th (05/02/2022 – 05/08/2022), 26th (06/27/2022 – 07/03/2022) and 25th (06/26/2022 – 07/03/2022) week (20.6%, 19.9% ​​and 16.4% respectively).

According to age groups, it is noted that in absolute terms, mortality is higher, mainly in the age groups over 90 years old (2677 deaths), from 85 to 89 years old (1711 deaths) and from 75 to 79 years old (857 deaths). While fewer deaths were reported mainly in the age groups of 70 to 74 years old (229 deaths), 50 to 54 years old (96 deaths) and 55 to 59 years old (66 deaths).

By region of permanent residence of the deceased there is an increase in mortality in 12 regions of the country and a decrease in one. The largest increase in absolute terms occurs in the regions of Attica, Peloponnese and Western Greece, with 1025, 713 and 673 deaths respectively, while the decrease occurs in the Thessaly region (17 deaths).



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