What is the daily global death rate

DESTATIS - Federal Statistical Office

May 18, 2021 - In order to answer the question of whether COVID-19 leads to excess mortality, we are using a special analysis to monitor the provisional death rates in Germany. In April 2020, the number of deaths was well above the average for previous years. At the same time, an increase in deaths related to the coronavirus was observed (source: Robert Koch Institute (RKI)). In August 2020, the number of deaths increased again in the wake of a heat wave. The number of deaths in September 2020 was also slightly above the average for previous years. There was another noticeable increase above the average from the second half of October 2020. The COVID-19 deaths also rose again at the same time. There were highs shortly before the turn of the year 2020/2021 - both the number of COVID-19 deaths and the difference to the average of previous years in the total numbers then fell again. In February and March the number of deaths was below the average of the previous years, in April and early May they were above again.

A graph showing the development of the death rate for all federal states is also available.


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Further Information and background on the results and the methodology The current Podcast "Number of deaths during the corona pandemic".

International sources of death rates:

Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Great Britain
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Austria
Poland
Portugal
Sweden
Switzerland
Spain
Czech Republic

Mortality monitoring in Europe
Eurostat - data on weekly deaths