Current Situation on the Excess Mortality of COVID-19 for Various Countries

Bando H

Published on: 2021-05-27


For the research of COVID-19, the excess mortality has been adequate indicator for comparison of various situation from international point of view. The data of excess mortality in many countries were reported in Jan and April 2021. In current results for annual statistic, excess mortalities are US 458,000, Italy 89,100, England 85,400, Spain 84,100, Poland 60,100, and New Zealand 2500. Previous data showed Taiwan -4800, Australia -4700, and Japan -15000. For COVID-19 pandemic, previous data of excess deaths from public report shows the possibility of underestimation. Several factors are presumably involved in COVID-19 impact including public health measures and influenza prevalence.