Press Mortality figures in May 2024: 1% below the median of previous years

Press release No. 226 of 11 June 2024

WIESBADEN – 80,643 people died in Germany in May 2024, according to extrapolated figures of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). This was 1% below the median of the years 2020 to 2023 for that month. After the seasonal flu wave abated in March 2024, mortality figures initially fell below the median values of the four previous years, in which higher death figures had been reported in some of the spring months during Covid-19 waves. The more recent figures, however, fell back to around the comparative values of the 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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