Press release: 12.413
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release from January
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Number of deaths declines but remains on a high level
"Despite a slight decrease, mortality in the corona pandemic is still very high. After the previous high in the 49th calendar week with 2 540 deaths and a mortality 58.5% higher than the average for the corresponding week in 2015 to 2019, the number of deaths fell for the second time in a row. In the 51st calendar week, 2 246 deaths were reported, which is 35.8% more than the five-year average. The excess mortality is also shown if changes in the population and age structure are controlled for", says Tobias Thomas, Director General of Statistics Austria.
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