Ukraine hits 3-year death peak

In November, 63,438 people died.

22 січня 2021

November 2020 saw the highest mortality of the past three years, with 63,438 deaths registered in total.

What are the most frequent causes of death in Ukraine?

COVID-19 and its complications took 6,184 people, with another 2,735 deaths attributed to respiratory diseases, including flu and pneumonia.

Respiratory disease mortality in Ukraine
MonthJanuary 2018FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2019FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary 2020FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Respiratory diseases1,2311,0951,3211,1471,0788638908558881,2281,1771,2331,7701,1501,0941,0761,1207809327947791,0859809281,2031,2011,1677747127407628851,2132,5012,735
Flu and pneumonia5484836005104763954184294366195656359085175355025423964834184005795144586217056483843413794195297941,9982,244

The top causes of Ukrainians’ deaths are still cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes (40,359), oncologic diseases (6,171) and accidents (2,324).

Mortality structure in November
Cardiovascular diseases40,35963.6%
Oncologic diseases6,1719.7%
Respiratory diseases (incl. pneumonia)2,7354.3%
External death causes (incl. car crashes and accidents)2,3243.7%
Digestive tract diseases2,1863.4%
Infections and parasitic diseases5120.8%

According to the State Statistics Office of Ukraine, about 1,000 people died from respiratory diseases monthly before the coronavirus pandemic, including 500 from ARVI and pneumonia. We will update the data as the SSO releases the mortality rates.

Mortality in Ukraine
MonthJanuary 2020FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
Other deaths52,98946,42347,66945,59643,92846,21546,35342,55145,84352,99955,010

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Number of the day

By 3.5 times

the pneumonia mortality rate increased in October

Number of the day

1 213 deaths

from respiratory diseases in September 2020