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Excess mortality again in September | Look at news

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In September, more people died every week than expected. There was excess mortality in four of the five weeks of September. In week 39 (September 27 to October 3, 2021), an estimated 3,100 people died. That is about 300 more than expected for this period. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of the provisional death figures per week.

In the period weeks 35 to 39, the mortality was above the expected mortality and there was excess mortality in four of the five weeks. In August the mortality was also above the expected mortality and there was excess mortality in two of the four weeks. The estimate for the last week of September (week 39) is about 300 deaths above expectations and outside the range of usual fluctuations (so based on the estimate there is excess mortality). RIVM registered 20 deceased COVID-19 patients in week 39 (as of 5 October).

Mortality among Wlz care users remained the same

In September, the weekly mortality rate for people receiving care under the Long-term Care Act (Wlz) as well as for the rest of the population was above the expected mortality rate. Nearly 300 Wlz care users and about 750 non-Wlz care users died more than expected for this period. The estimate for week 39 is just above expected for Wlz care users, well above expected for the rest of the population and there is excess mortality. In week 39, approximately 1,050 Wlz care users, such as residents of nursing homes and care institutions for the disabled, died. In the remaining population about 2 050 people died.

Excess mortality again in September | Look at news
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