Data & metadata


Data are updated every Friday.
Click on a country on the map to access data and metadata by country.

Users are advised that the database will no longer be updated as of April 25, 2022.
However, the data will still be available to users and work will be undertaken to ensure that access to the "Demography of Covid-19 deaths" database will be preserved.
If you have any questions related to the stop of the database updates, do not hesitate to contact us at:



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We invite readers to refer to the explanatory notes made available for each country. Three key elements are likely to have an impact on the counts in the countries and therefore on the differences observed :

For each country the information provide is:
  • The place of death (home, institution, hospital): the frequency, recording and reporting according to these places may differ from one country to another (epidemiological surveillance system, recording of hospital activity, statistics on deaths by cause). In many countries, the first results initially concerned only hospital deaths.
  • The method of collection and the delay in reporting the counts: depending on the place of death or the region, the method of collection and its regularity may vary and may involve humps related to day-to-day catching up of death information (e.g. after weekends); the daily total of COVID-19 related death does not include the deaths of the day not yet reported in national statistics and includes deaths of previous days just published.
  • Identification of deaths by COVID-19: The criteria for attributing a death to COVID-19 vary between countries and data sources: by different biological tests, by clinical diagnosis, by mention of the infection on the death certificate, etc. Patients who died in hospital were generally tested beforehand on admission. Deaths at home or in institutions can be qualified in various ways.
  • Downloadable spreadsheet files including daily total deaths by age and sex,
  • Methodological sheets on the coverage of the data i.e. whether it concerns hospital deaths or all deaths, data collection (transmission and publication ), date associated to the total death counts, l’countdown stop time,
  • Institutions-sources : statistics, public health...
  • Documents-sources (daily, weekly reports...).