Thursday 18 August 2022

Nearly 3,500 died from coronavirus in first three months of 2022

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In total, some 3,480 people died from coronavirus in the first three months of this year, national statistics agency CBS has said.

The CBS figures are based on actual causes of death in the wider population and includes Covid deaths which were not reported to the public health institute RIVM.

The CBS said in June that around 40,000 people had died of coronavirus up to the end of last year, almost double the official figure quoted on the government’s coronavirus dashboard. The official death rate now stands at 22,476.

Most of those to die in the first three months of this year were over the age of 80 and 16% lived in residential care, the CBS said.

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