This is an archived press
release from 5 January
2022. It reflects the status at that time and is no longer updated here.
Tables with weekly updated figures can be found on our website.
Press release: 12.705-003/22
– According to first preliminary results from Statistik Austria, a
total of 1 918 persons died in calendar week 50 (13 to 19 December 2021),
which is 205 fewer than in the previous week. Compared to the five-year
average for the same calendar week of the years before the start of
the Corona pandemic (2015-2019), 19% more people died in calendar week
50 of 2021. In contrast, compared to calendar week 50 of 2020, when
2 478 deaths were recorded, there were around 23% fewer deaths in the
week of 13-19 December 2021.
"In mid-December, the number of weekly deaths
declined noticeably and fell below 2 000 for the first time since the
second week of November. With 1 918, the number of deaths was still
19% above the average of the same calendar week of the pre-Corona period
2015 to 2019, but around 23% below the previous year," said 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
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