Press Mortality figures in February 2024 above the median of previous years

Press release No. 095 of 12 March 2024

WIESBADEN – 87,435 people died in Germany in February 2024, according to extrapolated figures of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). This was 6% above the median of the years 2020 to 2023 for that month. When the leap day in February 2024 is excluded, the mortality figures were roughly 3% higher than the median of the previous years. According to the Weekly Influenza Report of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the influenza wave which began in the middle of December 2023 still continued in February 2024. Influenza waves are often accompanied by higher mortality figures.


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