In an interview with the National Radio and Television Corporation on December 15 local time, Italy’s director of the National Statistics Bureau, said that although 2020 has not passed, a reasonable assessment shows that the death toll in Italy will exceed the 700,000 mark this year.
He said that this figure was worrying, because the last time this happened in Italy was 1944, “when we were in the middle of World War II”.
In 2019, the number of deaths in Italy nationwide amounted to about 647,000.
On the same day, the “2018-2019 Census Final Data” released by the National Bureau of Statistics of Italy showed that the aging of the country’s population was further aggravated.
From 2011 to 2019, the average age of residents rose from 43 to 45 years old, and the proportion of the population over 65 years old increased from 20.8% to 23.2%.