Wednesday 10 August 2022

CBS: deaths up in June, particularly among over-65s

Credit: Niels van der Pas

More people died in June than would be normally expected, particularly in the over-65 age group, reports Dutch statistics office CBS.

In the whole of the month, 550 more people over 80 died than in the average year, and 450 more people from 65 to 80. In the 26th week of the year, there was also a slightly increased death rate amongst people younger than 65.

The death rate was also up amongst people who are in care, with 650 more people dying than in an average June.

Actual deaths per week (dark blue) vs expected (light blue)  Chart: CBS

The statistics about deaths are based on reports from local municipalities. Based on actual doctor death certificates, which are reported later to the CBS, the body says that between March 2020 and February 2022, 41,745 people died from the coronavirus.

Since mid-march, there has been a 13-week long influenza epidemic.

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