2020
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.es.2020.25.26.2001214
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Excess all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe – preliminary pooled estimates from the EuroMOMO network, March to April 2020

Abstract: 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.

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“…That Danish mortality is currently not in excess, is confirmed by EuroMOMO, who show that mortality in Denmark has not exceeded 4 Z-scores above expected deaths during the outbreak [ 20 ]. A recent publication from the EuroMOMO group mentions Denmark as one of the European countries with little or no excess mortality [ 29 ]. It appears that government policies towards social distancing and changes in individual behaviour were timely in Denmark.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…That Danish mortality is currently not in excess, is confirmed by EuroMOMO, who show that mortality in Denmark has not exceeded 4 Z-scores above expected deaths during the outbreak [ 20 ]. A recent publication from the EuroMOMO group mentions Denmark as one of the European countries with little or no excess mortality [ 29 ]. It appears that government policies towards social distancing and changes in individual behaviour were timely in Denmark.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Severity of an epidemic can also be measured by excess mortality. Excess mortality due to COVID-19 has been reported from a number of regions, e.g., 24 nations from Europe with 185,000 excess deaths in the first 18 weeks of 2020 [30]. No excess mortality, but a signal of COVID mortality can be seen in German weekly deaths, a week signal for Germany (Fig.…”
Section: How Deadly Is Sars-cov-2?mentioning
confidence: 96%
“…The pandemic of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has impacted healthcare systems across the world, and much research has been done regarding the underlying mechanisms of the disease (1), the clinical presentation of affected patients (2,3), prevention and treatment methodologies (4,5), and the impact on populationlevel health (6). Prehospital care providers play an important role in initiating disease isolation precautions and are instrumental in preventing contagion at ambulance receiving facilities.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%