The level in Russia against the background of the coronavirus pandemic reaches its maximum values over the past ten years, according to the calculations of RBC based on Rosstat data.
The mortality rate in October 2020 was 113.2 people per 10 thousand of the population. This is the maximum since 2010, when the same indicator reached 119.3 deaths per 10 thousand living. Then the death rate in Russia increased due to the abnormally hot summer.
The total number of deaths in Russia, according to Rosstat, in January-October 2020 reached 1.661 million. The last time before this, the absolute mortality was higher in January 2010 and amounted to 1.704 million people.
RBC also calculated excess mortality in April-October 2020. According to the newspaper, it amounted to 140.2 thousand people. Here we need to remember this article. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 during the same period was estimated by Rosstat at 78.6 thousand people. The remaining losses are associated both with the underestimation of deaths from the coronavirus, and with the indirect effects of the pandemic, in particular, the congestion of the healthcare system, demographers explained to RBC