This is an archived press release from 11 March 2021. It reflects the status at that time and is no longer updated here.  
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Press release: 12.464-055/21

Number of deaths in continuous decline since late January

Vienna, 2021-03-11 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, 1 668 people died in Austria in calendar week 8 (from 22 to 28 February 2021). Since calendar week 3 (from 18 to 24 January), when 2 005 people died, the number of deaths has now been decreasing for the fifth week in a row.

"Since the end of January, the number of deaths has been declining continuously. In the last week of February, it was 5.3% below the five-year average for the comparable week," 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.