The number of deaths in the country has increased

The number of deaths in Greece, including those due to the Covid-19 pandemic, increased by 2333 cases or 2.2% in the first 39 weeks of 2022.

In particular, an increase of 12,972 deaths (13.7%) was recorded compared to the average for the first 39 weeks of 2016-2021 (94,360 deaths). Corresponding percentages (for the year) in the period 2016-2021 are:

  • 10.4% in 2021 compared to 2020 (95,142 deaths),
  • 0.4% in 2020 compared to 2019 (94,725 deaths), in 2019,
  • 6.1% compared to 2018 (89,311 deaths), down -5.4% in 2018 compared to 2017 (94,380 deaths),
  • 7.7% in 2017 compared to 2016 (87,604 deaths).

Data ΕΛΣΤΑΤ

According to the Greek Statistical Office, in the period of the first 39 weeks of 2022, compared to the corresponding period of 2021, the largest percentage increase was recorded in the fifth week (31.01.2022-06.02.2022), the 4th (24/01/ 2022-30.01.2022) and in the 2nd week (10.01.2022-16.01.2022) by 42.7%, 40.3% and 35.1%, respectively.

In addition, the most significant percentage reductions were recorded in the weeks:

  1. from 08/01/2022 to 08/07/2022,
  2. from 05/02/2022 to 05/08/2022,
  3. from 06/27/2022 to 07/03/2022.

by 20.5% for the first two and 19.9% ​​for the third of them.

According to age groups, it is noted that mortality in absolute terms was higher, mainly in the age groups over 90 years (2323 deaths), from 85 to 89 years (1080 deaths) and from 75 to 79 years (834 deaths). At the same time, fewer deaths were recorded mainly in the age groups from 70 to 74 years (522 deaths), from 80 to 84 years (344 deaths) and from 60 to 64 years (240 deaths).

According to the region of permanent residence of the deceased, an increase in mortality in 10 regions of the country and a decrease in three. The largest increases in absolute terms are in the Peloponnese, Western Greece and Central Macedonia with 566, 527 and 337 deaths respectively. Meanwhile, the largest decline is observed in the Thessaly region, where a total of 70 deaths were recorded.



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