In June 2020, the number of deaths by 3,753 cases exceeded the last year’s figures for the same month. The death rate in the first half of this year has broken a five-year record, this follows from the UN statistics for the first half of 2020.
The mortality data for the first half of 2020 was published in the UN demographic statistics database. According to the latest data, the mortality rate in the first half of the year in Belarus beat a five-year record.
Note that the UN data does not indicate the cause of death. Accordingly, it is impossible to state unequivocally that the increase in mortality is associated with the coronavirus epidemic or other diseases.
However, these data show that since February 2020, the number of deaths is gradually increasing, reaching a record high in June. That is there were 9,263 deaths last June and 13,016 in June this year.
According to the Ministry of Health as of September 5, 705 people with coronavirus have died in the country this year. Since the beginning of the spread of the infection by July 1, the department has reported 398 deaths of patients with COVID-19.
The UN date indicates that in the second quarter, which saw the peak of the spread of COVID-19, almost 35,900 people died in Belarus. This is 5,600 people more than a year earlier. From 2015 to 2017, the number of deaths at the end of the second quarter did not reach 30,000.