Press release: 12.787-085/22

Number of deaths in Austria increased stepwise since the beginning of the year

Vienna, 2022-04-14 – According to preliminary results by Statistics Austria the number of weekly deaths has increased, since calendar week 6 (7 to 13 February 2022, 1 855 deaths), however, not continuously. 1 938 persons died in calendar week 13 of 2022 (28 March to 3 April 2022). This was 9% above the number of calendar week 13 of 2021 (1 778 deaths) and 18% above the five-year average for the same calendar week of the years before the start of the Corona pandemic (2015-2019: 1 646 deaths). In the previous week - just after the peak of the 'Omikron-wave' - weekly deaths had reached their highest number so far since the beginning of the year 2022 (1 979 deaths in calendar week 12).

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.