COVID-related deaths down 36% in January

Prevalent causes of death in Ukraine

1 квітня 2021

In January 2021, 3,922 people died from COVID-19 or its complications, 36% down from December’s 6,175.

Another 1953 deaths in January were due to respiratory diseases, including 1,499 from flu and pneumonia. In December, the figure was higher at 2,812.

Respiratory disease mortality in Ukraine
MonthJanuary 2019FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2020FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2021
Respiratory diseases1,7701,1501,0941,0761,1207809327947791,0859809281,2031,2011,1677747127407628851,2132,5012,7352,8121,953
Flu and pneumonia9085175355025423964834184005795144586217056483843413794195297941,9982,2442,2961,499

Overall, 57,721 deaths were registered in January 2021, against 67,663 in December. The combined death toll of respiratory diseases and COVID-19 shrank by 34% month-on-month.

Aggregate mortality in Ukraine
MonthJanuary 2019FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2020FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2021
Total deaths62,19647,89149,17747,87953,79143,39647,93042,35941,91450,24546,98647,35053,61047,12848,32646,22344,68047,04347,29744,00848,37259,04763,43867,66357,721
Flu and pneumonia9085175355025423964834184005795144586217056483843413794195297941,9982,2442,2961,499
COVID-190000000000000092434114495259281,7354,0506,1846,1753,922

Cardiovascular diseases (including heart attacks and strokes) were still among the top causes of death, claiming 37,618 lives, as well as oncologic diseases that caused 6,112 deaths.

Top causes of death in Ukraine
Cardiovascular diseases37,61866.1%
Oncologic diseases6,11210.7%
COVID-193,9226.9%
Fatal accidents2,5264.4%
Digestive tract diseases2,2203.9%
Respiratory diseases1,9533.4%
Symptoms, signs, and deviations discovered during clinical and laboratory assessments (outside other categories)1,7113.0%
Nervous diseases3520.6%
Tuberculosis2470.4%
Genitourinary system diseases2330.4%

Cardiovascular diseases (including heart attacks and strokes) were still among the top causes of death, claiming 37,618 lives, as well as oncologic diseases that caused 6,112 deaths.

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