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null Statistics Netherlands: Week 52 - mortality further up among long-term care users

In week 52 of 2020 (21 to 27 December inclusive), there were 3.8 thousand deaths. The number of deaths rose further among people receiving long-term care. In this group, almost 40 percent more deaths were recorded than the expected number for this period. Mortality among the rest of the population is almost normal for this time of year. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the provisional weekly figures on mortality.

Weekly mortality has been higher than expected since week 39. During the second epidemic wave (weeks 39 to 52 inclusive), altogether 6.7 thousand more deaths were recorded than would normally be expected in this period.
 

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News Release Statistics Netherlands (CBS) - Week 52: mortality further up among long-term care users 

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