Excess mortality during the first and second waves of the COVID-19 epidemic in Belgium

Last updated on 15-3-2023 by Natalia Bustos Sierra

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COVID-19 mortality was highly correlated with excess all-cause mortality during the first two waves of the epidemic. Epidemiologic surveillance of COVID-19 deaths was accurately conducted during the epidemic and it is even likely that COVID-19 deaths were underreported during the ascending phases of excess mortality by 1,193 deaths. The first wave of the epidemic has a larger excess mortality than the second wave. People aged 85 and over were the most affected during the two periods of excess mortality. The year 2020 has a 17.5% excess mortality with 18,765 additional deaths, eight times th…

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