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No More Than 10 People Die Of COVID-19 In Belarus Daily, Far More Deaths In Neighbouring Countries

Although the number of cases of coronavirus infection in Belarus remains significant, the number of daily deaths from COVID-19 in Belarus is relatively small. TUT.BY decided to look into the mortality statistics of our neighbours. At the end of the article, these data can be compared with the official data on mortality in our country.

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The local statistics department provides a daily overview of the dynamics of the pandemic in Lithuania. According to this data, 78 deaths associated with the coronavirus were registered on 28 December. Moreover, this is an absolute record for the second wave of coronavirus in the country, before that the highest was 54 people (21 December). Overall, mortality rates have fluctuated quite a bit over the past week:

28 December – 78
27 December – 15
26 December – 26
25 December – 23
24 December – 18
23 December – 42
22 December – 50

In total, 1,347 people died in Lithuania as of 29 December, with a population of 2,8 million inhabitants.

In Poland, general mortality statistics during the pandemic are published on the website of the country’s government. The authorities also divide victims into those who died from co-morbid conditions complicated by COVID-19 and those who died directly from the coronavirus, giving a total figure.

29 December – 307
28 December – 29
27 December – 57
26 December – 69
25 December – 240
24 December – 497
23 December – 472
22 December – 309

In total, 27,454 people died in Poland as of 29 December, while the country is home to just over 38 million inhabitants.

In Latvia, the number of deaths, like other indicators associated with the coronavirus pandemic, is announced by the local centre for disease prevention and control. This body reported on this weekly dynamics of mortality from COVID-19:

28 December – 19
27 December – 44
26 December – 13
25 December – 16
24 December – 7
23 December – 20
22 December – 16

The total number of deaths as of 29 December – 578 people. The numbers may seem relatively small, but one should remember that the country is home to about 1,9 million inhabitants.

Ukraine provides data on coronavirus via the system of the apparatus of the National Security and Defense Council. In addition to Ukrainian statistics, a special resource also publishes global statistics. The weekly dynamics of mortality in our neighbour is as follows:

December 29 – 232
December 28 – 75
December 27 – 72
December 26 – 121
December 25 – 186
December 24 – 223
December 23 – 275
December 22 – 232

In total, 18,081 people died in the country, while about 40 million inhabitants live in it.

According to the American Johns Hopkins University on 29 December, Russia has the fourth-largest number of reported cases of coronavirus in the world. Nevertheless, according to the same data on mortality rates, it is in eighth place. The Russian government operates a Coronavirus Communication Center, which provides the public with mortality data on a daily basis.

The weekly dynamics for this indicator in Russia is as follows:

29 December – 562
28 December – 487
27 December – 552
26 December – 567
25 December – 563
24 December – 635
23 December – 549
22 December – 561

At the same time, 55,827 people have died in the country since the beginning of the pandemic. The total population of the Russian Federation and the Crimean Peninsula is over 146 million people.

In Belarus, data on mortality from coronavirus are published by the Healthcare Ministry. For a week, the increase in deaths in our country looked this way:

29 December – 10
28 December – 9
27 December – 9
26 December – 9
25 December – 9
24 December – 9
23 December – 8
22 December – 8

As of 29 December, it was reported that 1,404 people have died from the coronavirus in Belarus since the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.


Source: TUT.BY

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