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Excess mortality due to Coronavirus: more cases of death circling in a heavily affected country

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In two of Covid-19 country concerned, died in March, significantly more people than in the long-term average circles. This is demonstrated by the data of the Statistical offices of the länder and of the counties, which has carried the news portal together and evaluated. Particularly noticeable is the excess mortality due to the Coronavirus in the Bavarian town of Tirschenreuth. makes There died in March, according to the district 146 people. Some cases, 55 percent more deaths than in an average March, the past five years: In previous years (2015 to 2019) died in March, never more than 107 people, with the average value of 94 is.

Also in the district of Heinsberg and more people are, according to the data in March 2020 died than usual this time. According to the district administration Heinsberg of the top is exceeded by a value of the past five years from the Influenza pandemic of 2018. The Statistical office of something called different Numbers. Whether the additional deaths are due to Covid-19, can in individual cases not to say. The data, however, suggest a connection with the to the Robert Koch Institute reported Corona deaths. According to the statistics, died in March in the district of Tirschenreuth 60 people to the consequences of Covid-19. The district of Heinsberg reported 53 Corona-related deaths.

Also, Dmitri Jdanov, head of the data laboratory for demographic research at the Max-Planck-Institute maintains a correlation of excess mortality with Covid-19 plausible. “The Numbers in Tirschenreuth not surprise me, in England, we see comparable increases in special weeks,” he said He’ll take even a slightly greater increase. "Tirschenreuth shows that Covid-19 can have a severe effect in small, heavily affected regions – and that we should take the disease seriously."


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