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- Cumulative number of deaths with COVID-19 by sex, age and date of report, all places of death.
From 15 October to 21 October 2021
From 8 October to 14 October 2021
From 1 October to 7 October 2021
From 24 September to 30 September 2021
From 17 September to 23 September 2021
From 10 September to 16 September 2021
From 13 August to 9 September 2021
From 30 July to 12 August 2021
From 23 July to 29 July 2021
From 16 July to 22 July 2021
From 9 July to 15 July 2021
From 2 July to 8 July 2021
Up to 1 July 2021
Before reading and analysing these data, we invite readers to refer to the methodological sheets made available for each country. Three key elements are likely to have an impact on the counts in the countries:
- 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 only concern 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 cause of death by COVID-19 can be certified by different biological tests, by clinical diagnosis, by mentioning 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.