This is an archived press release from 20 January 2022. It reflects the status at that time and is no longer updated here.    
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Press release: 12.715-013/22

Number of deaths at the beginning of the year on the same level as before the pandemic

Vienna, 2022-01-20 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, a total of 1 726 persons died in the first calendar week of 2022 (3 to 9 January 2022), which is 127 fewer than in the previous week.

"In the first calendar week of 2022 1 726 people died in Austria, 12% fewer than in the previous year. This means that the number of deaths is roughly at the same level as the average of the corresponding calendar week of the last five years before Corona," explains 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.