Press release: 12.743-041/22

Number of deaths in Austria in early February below the level of previous years

Vienna, 2022-02-17 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria, a total of 1 772 persons died in the fifth calendar week of 2022 (31 January to 6 February 2022), which is similar to the number of the previous week (1 753 deaths in calendar week 4).

"At the beginning of February 2022, around 5% fewer people died in Austria than in the fifth calendar week of 2021. The number of deaths was thus 4% below the five-year average for the fifth calendar week of the years before the start of the Corona pandemic," 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 version.