How does the Coronavirus mortality? This is the key question this spring. Because the official case of death-the statistics is too slow, you help out with data of the registry offices.
Since the last week of March, died, according to the Federal statistical office, in Germany, relatively many people. Since then, the death would pay for “tends to be” above the average for the past five years, informed the office on Thursday in Wiesbaden. “Since the Flu epidemic of 2020, in place since mid-March, when finished, it is obvious that these relatively high values of a pandemic in connection with the Corona.”
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For the younger data, statisticians use the death messages from the state offices. Currently, preliminary data in order to 5. April.
Strong fluctuations in the Winter
In Winter, strong fluctuations in the death statistics are normal. This is due to the flu, which varies greatly. In March 2019, about to 86,400 people died, for example, in March 2018, as the wave of Flu was particularly violent – there were 107.100. “Without Corona pandemic, the death can pay, therefore, in the typical Flu season vary greatly,” write the statisticians.
Pay above the average for the years 2016 to 2019
Now, the Flu epidemic was in the year 2020, but rather weak. In January 2020, approximately 85,000 people were killed according to the preliminary census, in February 79.400. Also in March 2020 with a minimum of 85.900 deaths, according to the Federal statistical office, overall, no noticeable increase. “Since the last week of March, the day the exact Figures, however, tend to be about the average for the years 2016 to 2019,” it said on Thursday. Normally, the death numbers fell this time of year tends to be.
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