3 Jun, 2020 @ 15:34
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Excess deaths in Spain soared by 48,000 from March 14 to May 24, compared to same period in 2019

Coronavirus Deaths

DEATHS in Spain have increased by 48,000 from the period of mid March until the end of May, compared to the same period in 2019.

The Health Ministry has been changing the number of deaths in Spain recently, leading to confusion throughout the country.

The Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (INE) decided to undertake a study dedicated to the weekly estimate of the number of deaths nationwide.

From the data collected, 143,204 people have lost their lives in Spain from March 14 until May 24.

That’s a much higher figure compared to previous years, when in 2019 it was 95,099, in 2018 it was 97,897, 92,972 in 2017 and 94,855 in 2016.

This number could be considered as a direct cause of the pandemic but the INE points out that the data ‘reflects mortality rates without distinguishing causes’.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be accurately measured, but a considerable increase in the number of deaths in Spain has been observed.”

This comes as the official number of coronavirus related deaths according to the Health Ministry has remained at 27,127 for the second consecutive day.

During the first 21 weeks of 2020 (until May 24), 225,930 people have died in Spain.

That figure represents an increase of 24.1% compared to 2019 when the number of fatalities was 181,985.

The week with the most deaths was that from March 30 to April 5, when a total of 20,575 people lost their lives, 154.6% more than during the same week in 2019.

Dimitris Kouimtsidis

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He joined the Olive Press team as a journalist in January 2020.


  1. The excess deaths figures are the nearest we have to an accurate estimate of covid 19 casualties. There is huge obfuscation and deliberate lies in the “official” statistics. When we are given the latest data, the excess deaths figures should be published in brackets next to them. That way, we would have a better idea of how bad things really are.
    Look at the yawning gap between excess deaths and the official covid 19 numbers. We have to wonder what those 28,873 people died from, if not covid 19.
    No matter what the money grubbers say, stay the f*** at home!

    Location : malaga
  2. I totally agree on this, we’ve always taken statistical figures from Spain as suspect on other subjects like property, & this is no different re manipulation, not only in Spain but in other countries including the UK.

    Deaths from Covid19 in the UK were inaccurate until they factored in those who died in nursing & care homes, plus those who died in their own homes. Knowing of 2 UK local deaths in nursing homes which were apparently clear of Covid19 yet the Death Certs show cause of death to be Covid it seems Doctors are reluctant or don’t know what to enter otherwise it can involve lengthy inquests, so Covid is entered for speed, to both families’ dismay. Goodness knows what true figures per country are!

    Location : T Wells

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