More than 19K Canadians have lived more than they would have had without a pandemic: Statistics Canada

According to Statistics Canada, more than 19,000 Canadians died from COVID-19 than would have been expected in the absence of a pandemic.

The report highlights the deadly casualties that COVID-19 has directly and indirectly brought to the lives of Canadians.

According to preliminary data, between March 2020 and July 2021, about 19,488 more Canadians died than expected.

This is 5.2% more dead than it would have been without a pandemic.

During that period, Statistics Canada reported that 25,465 people died as a direct result of the virus infection, while the pandemic delayed medical procedures and led to increased substance use, which may also contributed to the number of deaths. It states that there is.

Conversely, other causes may have saved some lives, such as public health measures that prevented the spread of the flu like last year.

The data may underestimate the actual number of deaths due to specific causes, including suicide, as some are still under investigation and this number does not reflect all deaths that have occurred. There is sex.

It is also adjusted in consideration of changes in the population such as aging.

The highest death toll was in the spring and fall of 2020.

Between mid-January 2021 and the end of July 2021, officials said COVID-19 claimed 6,255 lives in Canada, but the additional deaths were modest.

With the exception of some states, such as Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

British Columbia and Alberta are also dying more than normally expected this summer when the heat waves settled in both states.

Statistics Canada hopes to provide a more comprehensive picture of the number of people who died as a result of a pandemic by the end of November.

Canadian press


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