According to data released by Eurostat on the 16th, the number of deaths in EU member states between March and November 2020 increased by more than 450,000 compared with the average of the same period from 2016 to 2019.
Eurostat said that researchers can “measure the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on mortality overall” by month, covering all causes of death.
The data shows that the death toll growth peaked at 40% in November 2020 compared with the average of the same period in the previous four years.
Among them, Poland, Slovenia and Bulgaria all increased by more than 90%, Belgium by nearly 60%, and Italy and Austria all increased by nearly 50%.
In April 2020, the increase was second, reaching 25%.
At that time, the impact of the first wave of coronavirus on EU member states peaked, with Spain approaching 80% growth and Belgium approaching 74%.
In May 2020, the increase in deaths in EU member states fell to less than 5% compared with the average of the previous four years.
The growth rate remained basically at this level in June and July followed; it began to increase again in August, increasing by 8% from the average of the same period in September and further expanding to 17% in October.