This is an archived press release from 21 January 2021. It reflects the status at that time and is no longer updated here.  
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Press release: 12.419-010/21

Number of deaths continues to decline in the new year

Vienna, 2021-01-21 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, 1 946 people died in Austria in calendar week 1 (from 4 to 10 January 2021). This is 8.7% more than the five-year average (2016–2020) for the same calendar week.

"In the first week of 2021, the number of persons who died decreased for the fifth consecutive week with 1,946. After the 2nd lockdown and the peak of deaths in the 49th calendar week with 2,547 deceased persons, the trend of declining deaths thus continues in the new year," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.

Further information on deaths can be found on our website, where an interactive web application – the Atlas of Deaths – also graphically illustrates the development and regional distribution. Detailed results can be found in Statistics Austria's open data repository.

For more detailed information, please refer to the German version.