Short-term death statistics

The production of short-term death statistics was prompted by the 2020 coronavirus crisis. The chart shows the weekly death statistics for 2010–2024. The data for 2010–2022 are final, and the data for 2023 and 2024 are preliminary data from the population register and will be revised. The chart also shows the ten-year average number of deaths per week. The number of deaths depends on the time of year: more than the average number of deaths are recorded in December, January, February, and March, while less are recorded in June, July, August, and September. The average and the fluctuations in previous years provide a background against which to assess current changes.

Starting from 2024, there will be a change in the frequency of dissemination. Data on the number of deaths by week will be published once a month. The same data will also be published by Eurostat once a month