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Journal of Health Monitoring S9/2020

Public Health Journal for Germany. Quelle: RKI


Mortality of the elderly population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Are there north-south differences?

Special Issue S9/2020 analyses the development of general mortality for Germany as a whole as well as for a north German and a south German region during the COVID-19 pandemic for the population aged 65 and over.

Analysing the extent of COVID-19-related and excess mortality requires defining the periods of increased general mortality. Therefore, the article analyses the mortality rates per calendar week that have been published by Germany’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) for the first 23 calendar weeks of 2020. For comparison, the same period of 2016 is used, the last year during which no influenza-related excess mortality was registered.

Date: 21.10.2020