New death rate statistics in Belarus hit the roof as UN reports go public

Ministry of Healthcare /
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In the second quarter of 2020, 5,605 more people died in Belarus than in the same period in 2019. The Belarus Statistics Committee (Belstat) had refused to publish statistics on the mortality rate, but they surfaced in the UN reports.

В Беларуси в апреле — июне 2020 умерло на 5600 больше людей, чем в прошлом году
Mortality rate statistics / Scientific opinion

Compare the red and gray bars in the charts. There are many more deaths in May and June than in previous years.

The highest death rate in the country was reached in June and is about 13,000 people. The average June mortality rate for the previous 5 years is 9,263 people. This means that in 2020 we are seeing an increase of more than 3,500 deaths in June alone.

April, May, June are the months when the coronavirus behaved aggressively. But the officially registered increase in the number of patients was less than a thousand per day. The number of deaths, according to the Ministry of Health, never exceeded 7 people a day.

According to official data, over the entire period of the pandemic in Belarus, about 700 people have died from COVID-19.