Mortality in Ukraine: COVID-19 death toll reached an all-time high in March

The previous peak was seen in November 2020, when 6,184 people succumbed to the disease.

24 May 2021

In March, COVID-19 mortality reached another historical peak in Ukraine with 8,104 fatal outcomes (up 2.5-fold from February).

The death toll of respiratory diseases, which is counted separately from COVID-19, increased by 50% month-on-month and almost doubled year-on-year.

Respiratory disease and COVID-19 mortality
MonthMarch 2020AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2021FebruaryMarch
Respiratory diseases1,1677747127407628851,2132,5012,7352,8121,9531,5042,256

In total, 64,938 Ukrainians died, with aggregate mortality increasing by 26%. To put it into perspective, the February to March difference was at a mere 2.5% in 2020.

As compared to March 2020, mortality increased by 34% in 2021.

Aggregate mortality in Ukraine
MonthMarch 2020AprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2021FebruaryMarch
Total deaths48,32646,22344,68047,04347,29744,00848,37259,04763,43867,66357,72151,39164,938

Mortality data is a crucial tool for decision-makers on the national and community level. Unfortunately, the data from the State Statistics Service of Ukraine is still almost two months behind, so we cannot realistically estimate the mortality rate in Ukraine right now.

We will update the data as soon as the Statistic Service provides the mortality numbers.

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