While Europe reduces the additional mortality caused by the pandemic, Greece and Cyprus are recording more deaths than expected
Coronavirus has brought heightened mortality to Greece, having led to 25% more deaths in the summer than in the period before the start of the pandemic. Cyprus is on the same path, with the excess mortality reaching 26%, when in the rest of Europe the corresponding percentage fell to 4.4% last July, according to Eurostat data.
This rate is the lowest in a year in the EU, since in July 2020, the excess mortality rate reached 2.8%. % of additional deaths due to coronavirus.
Across Europe, the pandemic rate of additional deaths has been declining since last April, when it reached 20% – up from 40% in November 2020.
Respectively in Greece in November 2020 the excessive mortality had reached 28%, followed by a course of vertical decrease that reached -8% in January 2021, continued with a vertical increase until April 2021 that exceeded the European average of 20% by five points – that is, it reached 25%. With a “break” of two months, it gradually fell to about 13% by June, only to rise sharply again to 25% in July.