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Dec 28, 2020
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Mortality in Russia increased by 13.8% in 2020 – Tatyana Golikova

More than 80% of the increase is associated with the coronavirus and its consequences, the Deputy Prime Minister said during a government briefing.

Golikova also reported on the stabilization of the situation with the incidence in almost all regions of the country. The official called the long-term forecasts “a thankless job”, but there is reason to believe that the epidemiological situation will stabilize by spring. Quite a lot of people have already been ill and developed immunity, in addition, the vaccination campaign is actively developing in Russia.

Earlier, RBC made its own calculations of the increase in mortality in the country in 2020 based on data from Rosstat. In January-October, the death rate was the highest since 2010, when an abnormally hot summer claimed many lives.

So, in 2019, as a result of measures to improve the demographic situation, the mortality rate in the country decreased to 102.9 people per 10 thousand of the population (January-October). This is 13.7% lower than in the same period of 2010 (119.3 deaths per 10 thousand living), and 8.7% less than in January-October 2011 (112.7). But in 2020, due to the pandemic, this figure is 113.2 people, an increase of more than 10% compared to the same period last year. by 2019) and became the maximum in ten years – since 2010, when mortality in Russia increased against the background of an abnormally hot summer.

In the regions, mortality per 10 thousand inhabitants for ten months of 2020 increased in 82 of 85 regions of the country, RBC reports. In 33 of 85 subjects, the rate was the highest in a decade.


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