ZAGREB, 29 January (Hina) – Croatia registered 13.2% more deaths in March-December 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, than at the same time in 2019, the national statistical office said on Friday, adding that year on year the number of deaths in December alone jumped by 77.3%.
In 2020, 8.3% more deaths (+4,350) were registered than in 2019. From March through December, the number of deaths was up by 13.2% (+5,523).
The largest number of deaths in Croatia in a month was registered last December, a total of 7,395, which was up by 77.3% from December 2019 (+3,225).
The second largest number of deaths in a month was registered in January 2017, a total of 6,512, while the third was in January 2019 (5,504).
January and March have been the other months with the most deaths but they have not exceeded 5,500.