This is an archived press release from 4 November 2021. It reflects the status at that time and is no longer updated here.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: 12.646-237/21

Number of deaths remains slightly elevated

Vienna, 2021-11-04 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, 1 627 people died in calendar week 42 (from 18 to 24 October 2021). This was similar to the previous two weeks, when 1 615 (calendar week 41) and 1 590 (calendar week 40) people died. At the end of September/beginning of October, the number of deaths fluctuated slightly more (1 663 deaths in calendar week 39 und 1 576 in calendar week 38). Currently (calendar week 42), the number of deaths is 6.2% above the five-year average of the same week (2016–2020). In the observation period since calendar week 38 the largest deviation from the five-year average (+11.1%) was recorded in calendar week 39 (from 27 September to 3 October 2021).

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.