EuroMOMO Bulletin, Week 26, 2020
Overall, pooled estimates of all-cause mortality for the countries in the EuroMOMO network have now returned to normal levels, following a period of a very substantial excess mortality observed in some countries coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a few countries are still seeing some excess mortality.
The excess mortality has been seen primarily in the age group of ≥65 years, but also in the age group of 45-64 years and even in the age group of 15-44 years.
Note on interpretation of data: The number of deaths shown for the three most recent weeks should be interpreted with caution, as adjustments for delayed registrations may be imprecise. Furthermore, results of pooled analyses may vary depending on countries included in the weekly analyses. Pooled analyses are adjusted for variation between the included countries and for differences in the local delay in reporting
A scientific report from the EuroMOMO network describing our preliminary estimates of excess all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe was just published in the journal Eurosurveillance.
The article is available free for download here: https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.26.2001214?emailalert=true#html_fulltext
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, information on its mortality impact is of major concern. The EuroMOMO network hub receives many questions about the weekly mortality data we present, as well as requests to share the underlying national data. While the network fully supports data sharing, the network hub is not mandated by the participating countries to release any national data. If you are interested in accessing national data, please approach countries individually.
The EuroMOMO network welcomes collaboration with external partners, e.g. about additional analyses and modelling to be performed. If you are interested in engaging with the network about any such collaboration, please forward your ideas to the hub, for wider sharing and dialogue with the network.
Kindly note that any use of data or information originating from the EuroMOMO website must be appropriately quoted and acknowledged.