Short-term death statistics

The first person was diagnosed in Estonia with the novel coronavirus on 27 February 2020. The first death occurred on 25 March. The chart shows the weekly death statistics for 2017–2020. The data for 2017– 2019 are final, and the data for 2020 are preliminary data from the population register. The chart also shows the ten-year average number of deaths per week. The number of deaths depends on the time of year: more than the average number of deaths are recorded in December, January, February and March, while less are recorded in June, July, August and September. The average for 2010–2019 and the fluctuations in previous years have been included for comparison purposes.