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AuthorsVestergaard, Lasse S; Nielsen, Jens; Lukas Richter; Schmid, Daniela; Natalia Bustos Sierra; Toon Braeye; Denissov, Gleb; Tatjana Veideman; Oskari Luomala; Teemu Möttönen; Fouillet, Anne; Céline Caserio-Schönemann; Matthias Van der Heiden; Helmut Uphoff; Lytras, Theodore; Gkolfinopoulou, Kassiani; Paldy, Anna; Domegan, Lisa; O'Donnell, Joan; Francesca de’ Donato; Noccioli, Fiammetta; Patrick Hoffmann; Telma Velez; England, Kathleen; van Asten, Liselotte; White, Richard A; Tønnessen, Ragnhild; Susana P da Silva; Rodrigues, Ana P; Larrauri, Amparo; Concepción Delgado-Sanz; Farah, Ahmed; Ilias Galanis; Junker, Christoph; Damir Perisa; Sinnathamby, Mary; Nick Andrews; Mark O'Doherty; Diogo FP Marquess; Sharon Kennedy; Sonja J Olsen; Richard Pebody; Krause, Tyra G; Mølbak, Kåre
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A remarkable excess mortality has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. We present preliminary pooled estimates of all-cause mortality for 24 European countries/federal states participating in the European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action (EuroMOMO) network, for the period March–April 2020. Excess mortality particularly affected ≥ 65 year olds (91% of all excess deaths), but also 45–64 (8%) and 15–44 year olds (1%). No excess mortality was observed in 0–14 year olds.