EuroMOMO Bulletin, Week 43, 2020

Increased mortality in Europe

Overall pooled estimates of all-cause mortality show an increased excess mortality, however, it is limited to some countries. The excess is primarily driven by mortality among the citizens above 65 years.

Data from 26 participating European countries or regions were included in this week’s pooled analysis of all-cause mortality.

Slovenia and Cyprus are now providing weekly data

We are very happy that Slovenia and Cyprus have joined the EuroMOMO network and are now participating with weekly data. We want to give our new participants, Slovenia and Cyprus, a warm welcome.

The EuroMOMO network now includes 26 participating European countries or regions, and cover a population of approximately 295 million persons, as of 1 January 2020.


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

About EuroMOMO network data sharing and collaboration

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.