In Belgium, excess mortality remained relatively limited, with 16.3% more deaths compared to the same period before the pandemic. The highest excess mortality was recorded in Bulgaria (+88%), followed by Romania (+84%).
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe in March 2020, the European Union has experienced three peaks in excess mortality. In April 2020, the statistics showed 25% more deaths compared to the average for the months of April from 2016 to 2019. In November 2020, the excess mortality reached 40% more, then 21% in April 2021. November, it rose to 27%.
In July this year, the average excess death rate hit its lowest level in 18 months, at 5.6%, but it has been gradually increasing since then.[display-posts orderby="rand"]