Press release: 12.402-242/20
This is an archived press
release from December 18, 2020.
It reflects the status at that time and is no longer updated here.
Tables with weekly updated figures can be found on our website.
– In calendar week 49 (from 30 November to 6 December 2020), 2 536 people
died in Austria, according to preliminary results from Statistics Austria.
"In the 49th calendar
week, the number of deaths broke another sad record – it was 58% higher
than the average for the same calendar week of the years 2015 to 2019.
In total, 82 610 people have died so far this year. That is 8.6% more
than the five-year average", says Tobias Thomas, Director General
of Statistics Austria.
The increase in deaths during the first 49 weeks of
2020 affected men (+11.5%) to a much greater extent than women (+5.9%).
Since calendar week 43 this year, the discrepancies in absolute deaths
have also been visible in the age-standardized death rates, in which
the deaths were adjusted for age and population structure using a standard
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