Number of deaths decreased last week, but remains high

Although due to the coronavirus, more people are still dying than usual, the number of deaths decreased last week. This decline was also seen in vulnerable groups, namely elderly people and people receiving long-term care. This is reported by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

Last week died an estimated 3850 people, 500 would be more than normal at this time of year. The statisticians have estimated this based on mortality rates in previous years and demographic trends. So far, almost 9000 more people have died in the second wave than usual.

The mortality rate of people under the age of 65 did not exceed normal last week. People from that age do, as well as those who received care under the Long-Term Care Act. But also in these groups the number of deaths went down.