Press Mortality figures in April 2024: 6% below the median of previous years

Press release No. 191 of 14 May 2024

WIESBADEN – 79,206 people died in Germany in April 2024, according to extrapolated figures of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). This was 6% below the median of the years 2020 to 2023 for that month. In February 2024, death figures were still above the median of the previous years. As the seasonal flu wave abated in March 2024, mortality figures fell below the comparative value of the previous years. Higher death figures were reported in some of the spring months of the comparative years during Covid-19 waves. This explains why death figures are currently below the comparative value of the four previous years. In the absence of any special effects, mortality figures are expected to increase from year to year due to population ageing.


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