Excess mortality in all weeks of July

© Hollandse Hoogte / Hans van Rhoon
In the last week of July (week 30, 25 to 31 July 2022 inclusive), the estimated number of deaths stood at 3,200. This is slightly higher than in the previous week (3,144) and more than was expected for this period. There were altogether 1,350 more deaths than expected in July, with excess mortality in all of the weeks. Mortality was up mainly among long-term care recipients and people aged 80 and over. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the latest provisional weekly mortality figures.

The mortality figures for July cover four weeks, namely weeks 27 through 30 (4 to 31 July 2022 inclusive). In each of these weeks, mortality was higher than expected and fell outside the usual range of fluctuations, resulting in excess mortality. Excess mortality was also recorded in all weeks of June. In that month, on average almost 225 more deaths than expected were recorded each week; by July, this had increased to 340.

Weekly mortality*
   DeathsExpected mortalityExpected mortality (95% interval)
20201310332772908 – 3645
20202336433112930 – 3692
20203315733442945 – 3742
20204304633923008 – 3776
20205316434073027 – 3788
20206319634012979 – 3823
20207319834082916 – 3901
20208295933872851 – 3922
20209309833522805 – 3898
202010310733152785 – 3845
202011321832532756 – 3751
202012361431742711 – 3637
202013445831042703 – 3505
202014508530242712 – 3337
202015498229572719 – 3195
202016430829152711 – 3120
202017391028692677 – 3060
202018338328412650 – 3032
202019298928212633 – 3009
202020277727942626 – 2962
202021277027702620 – 2920
202022273227532608 – 2898
202023268227352591 – 2880
202024268927372600 – 2875
202025269627252594 – 2855
202026265927172577 – 2857
202027263827232544 – 2902
202028261927192515 – 2923
202029252827202507 – 2934
202030267327072515 – 2900
202031266626872492 – 2882
202032264226822483 – 2881
202033320926692481 – 2857
202034285626632510 – 2815
202035273526672526 – 2807
202036269226762549 – 2804
202037274226982564 – 2832
202038272127292585 – 2873
202039289127522618 – 2886
202040300227862628 – 2943
202041302228072655 – 2960
202042322228392677 – 3001
202043344828622661 – 3063
202044368728892683 – 3095
202045358929022692 – 3111
202046358029322710 – 3155
202047333529722742 – 3202
202048340530122762 – 3263
202049353030372742 – 3332
202050361531002800 – 3399
202051390931662830 – 3501
202052386732222871 – 3573
202053410332662906 – 3625
20211414533092940 – 3677
20212385033432962 – 3724
20213386333762978 – 3775
20214371434253040 – 3809
20215365534403060 – 3821
20216355134343012 – 3856
20217353134412949 – 3934
20218320534202884 – 3955
20219310533842838 – 3931
202110324433472817 – 3877
202111304432852787 – 3782
202112304632052742 – 3668
202113317631342733 – 3535
202114316530542741 – 3366
202115314029862748 – 3224
202116314429442739 – 3148
202117312128972705 – 3088
202118300828692677 – 3060
202119301728492660 – 3037
202120299028212653 – 2989
202121280527972646 – 2947
202122301027802635 – 2925
202123288427622617 – 2906
202124287027642627 – 2901
202125267327512620 – 2882
202126279227432603 – 2883
202127283727502571 – 2929
202128287327452541 – 2949
202129277627472534 – 2960
202130291627342541 – 2926
202131295827132518 – 2908
202132284127082509 – 2907
202133289826952507 – 2883
202134292726882535 – 2841
202135286026932552 – 2833
202136309327022575 – 2829
202137291927242590 – 2858
202138289027552612 – 2899
202139307227782644 – 2912
202140307228132655 – 2970
202141306428352682 – 2987
202142327528662705 – 3028
202143338828892688 – 3090
202144351829172711 – 3123
202145378829302720 – 3139
202146400529602738 – 3183
202147419230012771 – 3231
202148439530422791 – 3292
202149437330662771 – 3361
202150405331302830 – 3429
202151377231962861 – 3531
202152368932532902 – 3605
20221343433212953 – 3690
20222315633562975 – 3737
20223319233902991 – 3788
20224320234383054 – 3822
20225328634543073 – 3835
20226325234473025 – 3870
20227337834552963 – 3947
20228335134332898 – 3969
20229323333972851 – 3944
202210338733602830 – 3890
202211360232982800 – 3795
202212363032172754 – 3680
202213356231462745 – 3547
202214357030662753 – 3378
202215351529972759 – 3235
202216323329552751 – 3159
202217313829082716 – 3100
202218312428802689 – 3071
202219312228602672 – 3048
202220304928322664 – 3000
202221291728082657 – 2958
202222295827912645 – 2936
202223293727732628 – 2917
202224300127752637 – 2912
202225312527622631 – 2893
202226307527542614 – 2894
202227295527602581 – 2940
202228306727562552 – 2960
202229314427582544 – 2971
202230321327442552 – 2937
20223127242529 – 2918
20223227192520 – 2918
20223327052518 – 2893
20223426992546 – 2852
20223527032563 – 2843
20223627132586 – 2840
20223727352601 – 2869
20223827662622 – 2910
20223927892655 – 2923
20224028242666 – 2981
* Provisional figures. Week 30 in 2022 is an estimate.

Excess mortality mainly among long-term care recipients in July

In week 30, mortality was at more or less the same level as in the previous week among people receiving care under the Long-term Care Act (Wlz), including residents of nursing homes and institutions for the disabled. Among the rest of the population, mortality also remained the same, based on the estimate. There were over 1,250 deaths among long-term care recipients and 1,950 among the rest of the population. This was more than expected for both groups and resulted in excess mortality.
In the whole of July, 800 more deaths than expected were recorded among long-term care recipients. Excess mortality was recorded in each consecutive week of July. Among the rest of the population, there were around 550 more deaths in July than expected. Mortality fell within the range of usual fluctuations in each week except in week 30.

Weekly mortality*, by Long-term care (Wlz) use
   Long-term care (Wlz) usersLong-term care (Wlz) users, expectedLong-term care (Wlz) users, expected (95% interval)Other populationOther population, expectedOther population, expected (95% interval)
20201121012521052 – 1451189320251780 – 2270
20202126512721076 – 1468209920391793 – 2285
20203113512821086 – 1478202220621805 – 2319
20204112513011113 – 1489192120911842 – 2339
20205109813101118 – 1503206620971853 – 2341
20206114213091099 – 1519205420921826 – 2358
20207115513091069 – 1549204320991796 – 2403
20208112912961044 – 1549183020911762 – 2419
20209119512761005 – 1546190320761756 – 2396
20201011641260989 – 1531194320561752 – 2359
20201112001229950 – 1507201820251741 – 2308
20201213361191928 – 1454227819831714 – 2252
20201316561156912 – 1400280219481715 – 2180
20201422121120915 – 1326287319041709 – 2100
20201524091091910 – 1273257318661709 – 2022
20201620661075912 – 1238224218401691 – 1990
20201717161055898 – 1211219418141663 – 1965
20201814291048900 – 1195195417931643 – 1944
20201911861038897 – 1179180317831631 – 1935
20202010311029902 – 1155174617651615 – 1915
20202110691015892 – 1138170117551615 – 1895
20202210041007887 – 1127172817461602 – 1890
202023909995886 – 1104177317401585 – 1895
202024958997888 – 1106173117401592 – 1889
202025913989879 – 1099178317361585 – 1886
202026940985864 – 1107171917321585 – 1879
202027932992850 – 1134170617311567 – 1896
202028911998849 – 1147170817211552 – 1890
2020299001003855 – 1152162817171555 – 1879
2020309571004854 – 1154171617041553 – 1855
202031946997851 – 1143172016901540 – 1840
202032904993846 – 1140173816901546 – 1834
2020331311987840 – 1134189816821531 – 1832
2020341113980849 – 1111174316831553 – 1813
202035995974860 – 1087174016931550 – 1835
202036942973860 – 1087175017031562 – 1844
202037942977865 – 1089180017211579 – 1862
202038980989876 – 1102174117401594 – 1886
20203910541001892 – 1110183717511606 – 1896
20204010761015897 – 1133192617711632 – 1909
20204110901028908 – 1147193217801638 – 1922
20204212191042910 – 1175200317971663 – 1930
20204313171054912 – 1195213118081650 – 1966
20204415201068920 – 1215216718211662 – 1981
20204513911074925 – 1224219818271664 – 1991
20204614241086936 – 1235215618461678 – 2014
20204712871102953 – 1252204818701684 – 2056
20204812871121964 – 1278211818921702 – 2081
20204912861135970 – 1300224419011683 – 2120
20205014521163996 – 1329216319371721 – 2153
202051160711931019 – 1368230219721739 – 2205
202052172712231035 – 1410214019991763 – 2236
202053173312441050 – 1437237620221781 – 2263
20211165712641065 – 1463248620451799 – 2290
20212158812841089 – 1480226220591813 – 2305
20213153912941098 – 1491232320821825 – 2339
20214146513131125 – 1501224921111863 – 2360
20215143713231131 – 1515221621171874 – 2361
20216135113221112 – 1532219921121846 – 2379
20217136613221082 – 1562216321201816 – 2423
20218115913091056 – 1561204621111783 – 2439
20219110512881018 – 1559199920961776 – 2416
202110114712721001 – 1543209720751772 – 2379
2021119971241962 – 1519204520441761 – 2328
20211210461203939 – 1466200020021733 – 2271
20211310301167923 – 1412214619671734 – 2199
2021149921131925 – 1337217219231727 – 2118
2021159781102920 – 1283216218841727 – 2040
2021169731085922 – 1248217018581708 – 2008
20211710431065908 – 1221207718321681 – 1983
20211810091058910 – 1205199718111660 – 1961
20211910051048907 – 1189201218001648 – 1952
2021209921039912 – 1165199617821632 – 1933
2021219871025902 – 1147181817721632 – 1912
20212210701017897 – 1137193917631619 – 1907
2021239961005896 – 1114188617571602 – 1912
20212410611007897 – 1116180917571609 – 1906
202125960999889 – 1109171317521602 – 1903
202126986995874 – 1116180517491601 – 1896
20212710371002859 – 1144180017481584 – 1913
20212810381008858 – 1157183417371569 – 1906
20212910241013865 – 1161175117341572 – 1896
20213010451013863 – 1164186817201569 – 1871
20213110981007861 – 1153186017061556 – 1856
20213210521002855 – 1149178717061562 – 1850
2021331075997850 – 1144182216981548 – 1848
2021341048989858 – 1120187716991569 – 1829
2021351031983870 – 1097182917091567 – 1851
2021361113983869 – 1097197617191578 – 1861
2021371043987874 – 1099187617371596 – 1879
2021381037999886 – 1112184917571611 – 1902
20213910451010901 – 1119202517681623 – 1913
20214011321025907 – 1143193917881650 – 1926
20214111121037918 – 1157195017971655 – 1939
20214212531052920 – 1185202018141680 – 1948
20214313201064922 – 1205206718251668 – 1983
20214413341078930 – 1226218218391679 – 1998
20214514671085935 – 1234231718451682 – 2009
20214616061096947 – 1245239118641696 – 2032
20214716871113964 – 1262250318881703 – 2074
20214817061132975 – 1288268519101720 – 2099
20214917671146981 – 1311260619201701 – 2138
202150162711741008 – 1341241919561740 – 2172
202151143012051031 – 1379233119911759 – 2224
202152135412351047 – 1422231820191782 – 2256
20221120212691069 – 1468223220531807 – 2298
20222116512891094 – 1485199120671821 – 2313
20223112012991103 – 1496207220901833 – 2347
20224119213191131 – 1507201021191871 – 2368
20225113913281136 – 1521214721261882 – 2369
20226122013271117 – 1537203221201854 – 2387
20227121413271087 – 1567216421281825 – 2431
20228125413141061 – 1567209721191791 – 2448
20229123112931023 – 1564200221041784 – 2424
202210128812771006 – 1548209920841780 – 2387
20221114221245967 – 1524218020521769 – 2336
20221214391207944 – 1471219120101741 – 2279
20221314351172928 – 1416212719741742 – 2207
20221414151135930 – 1341215519301735 – 2126
20221514141106924 – 1288210118911735 – 2048
20221612401090927 – 1253199318651716 – 2015
20221712291069913 – 1226190918391688 – 1990
20221812191062915 – 1209190518181667 – 1968
20221911441052911 – 1194197818071655 – 1959
20222012001043916 – 1169184917891639 – 1940
20222110601029906 – 1151185717791639 – 1919
20222211091021901 – 1141184917701626 – 1914
20222310771009900 – 1118186017641609 – 1919
20222411741011901 – 1120182717641616 – 1913
20222511901003893 – 1113193517591608 – 1910
2022261200999877 – 1120187517551608 – 1903
20222711571006863 – 1148179817551590 – 1919
20222811741012862 – 1161189317441575 – 1913
20222912631017869 – 1165188117411579 – 1902
20223012631017867 – 1167195017271576 – 1878
2022311011865 – 115717131563 – 1863
2022321006859 – 115317131569 – 1857
2022331001854 – 114817051554 – 1855
202234993862 – 112417061576 – 1836
202235987874 – 110117161574 – 1858
202236987873 – 110017261585 – 1868
202237990878 – 110317441603 – 1885
2022381003890 – 111617641618 – 1909
2022391014905 – 112317751630 – 1919
2022401029911 – 114717951657 – 1933
* Provisional figures. Week 30 in 2022 is an estimate.

Elevated mortality in July mainly among over-80s

Among the population aged 80 and over, mortality was up further in week 30, with the estimated total exceeding 1,800 deaths. This is approximately 300 more than expected for this period. In the whole of July, there were over 900 more deaths than expected among the over-80s. The age group showed excess mortality in each consecutive week of July.
Among people aged 65 to 79, there were an estimated 970 deaths in week 30, i.e. 100 more than expected. An estimated 350 excess deaths were recorded among this group over the whole month of July, with excess mortality in three of the four weeks.
Among people under 65, mortality in week 30 was estimated at 400, slightly more than expected. This age group had over 100 more deaths than expected for the month of July. Only in week 28 there was excess mortality.

Weekly mortality*, by age
   0 to 64 years0 to 64 yrs, expected0 to 64 yrs, expected (95% interval)65 to 79 yrs65 to 79 yrs, expected65 to 79 yrs, expected (95% interval)80 yrs and over80 yrs and over, expected80 yrs and over, expected (95% interval)
20201385415374 – 456896947852 – 1041182219181632 – 2204
20202432413371 – 456967944851 – 1038196519571650 – 2263
20203418415371 – 460913944851 – 1038182619881657 – 2319
20204354417374 – 459936949856 – 1043175620301701 – 2360
20205450417375 – 460924956857 – 1056179020391717 – 2360
20206401417371 – 463982957843 – 1071181320321691 – 2373
20207408420374 – 466938961832 – 1091185220321649 – 2415
20208340420374 – 467870961815 – 1108174920091600 – 2418
20209404420370 – 470911951805 – 1096178319841574 – 2394
202010394417370 – 464889944804 – 1085182419571557 – 2357
202011410415367 – 463948932803 – 1062186019091537 – 2281
202012449410364 – 4561079917796 – 1039208618491503 – 2195
202013502407366 – 4481401907806 – 1008255517911486 – 2097
202014499401357 – 4441503889806 – 972308317351490 – 1981
202015485394355 – 4321435876809 – 942306216881496 – 1880
202016426389350 – 4271234867799 – 935264816601505 – 1815
202017455383341 – 4251155857787 – 926230016301490 – 1769
202018446381342 – 4191000847779 – 916193716131472 – 1755
202019391380339 – 420915845777 – 912168315971458 – 1735
202020374378339 – 418835834768 – 901156815811460 – 1703
202021367377335 – 419805832766 – 898159815601459 – 1661
202022371376330 – 422858830764 – 895150315471451 – 1643
202023386378335 – 421835827767 – 887146115291425 – 1634
202024405383340 – 425834829770 – 888145015251431 – 1619
202025375382341 – 423855827765 – 889146615141427 – 1601
202026381384342 – 426828825763 – 887145015071407 – 1606
202027402385342 – 428809829764 – 894142715071375 – 1639
202028390386347 – 424812830760 – 899141715011352 – 1650
202029373389351 – 426775830762 – 899138014991337 – 1661
202030407387349 – 425823828759 – 896144314911343 – 1639
202031376383347 – 419841824752 – 896144914781334 – 1622
202032420384345 – 423820829755 – 904140214671318 – 1615
202033463382345 – 418928826749 – 904181814591325 – 1592
202034417382342 – 422863829756 – 901157614501346 – 1554
202035353384338 – 429865831761 – 900151714501354 – 1546
202036416385339 – 431828833766 – 900144814561373 – 1538
202037396390343 – 437898839773 – 905144814661383 – 1548
202038395397350 – 445845850777 – 923148114791390 – 1568
202039394396346 – 447880855785 – 924161714981416 – 1580
202040435400348 – 453917865789 – 941165015181416 – 1620
202041379400354 – 447990868785 – 950165315371436 – 1638
202042432405360 – 449987872788 – 956180315601446 – 1674
202043425406362 – 4501080878787 – 969194315761438 – 1713
202044409403360 – 4471166888798 – 979211215951443 – 1748
202045434403362 – 4431111890807 – 973204416071441 – 1774
202046435408369 – 4461059898814 – 982208616251449 – 1801
202047417411376 – 4471083913829 – 996183516471468 – 1826
202048436414377 – 4501084925845 – 1005188516731482 – 1863
202049446411373 – 4501112933843 – 1022197216921481 – 1903
202050464413374 – 4511104938853 – 1023204717491525 – 1973
202051473416378 – 4541187941848 – 1034224918091563 – 2056
202052432415375 – 4551146944849 – 1039228918651598 – 2132
202053462413372 – 4541280958863 – 1052236118981621 – 2174
20211431411369 – 4521179971877 – 1065253519301644 – 2215
20212410409367 – 4511110969875 – 1062233019691662 – 2275
20213427411366 – 4551087969875 – 1062234920001670 – 2331
20214401412370 – 4551106974880 – 1067220720421713 – 2372
20215380413370 – 4551102981881 – 1080217320511730 – 2372
20216410413366 – 4591098981867 – 1095204320441703 – 2385
20217480415369 – 4621039986856 – 1115201220441661 – 2427
20218403416369 – 463984986840 – 1133181820211612 – 2430
20219417415365 – 466968975830 – 1121172019971587 – 2407
202110416413365 – 460989969828 – 1109183919691569 – 2369
202111414410363 – 458987956827 – 1085164319211549 – 2292
202112389405360 – 4511008941819 – 1062164918601514 – 2206
202113413402361 – 4441040930830 – 1031172318021497 – 2108
202114450396353 – 4401047912829 – 995166817461500 – 1992
202115440390351 – 4281079898831 – 965162116991507 – 1891
202116454385346 – 4231019890822 – 958167116701515 – 1825
202117434379337 – 4201046879809 – 948164116401500 – 1779
202118412377338 – 4151025869801 – 937157116231482 – 1764
202119496376335 – 416936866799 – 934158516071468 – 1745
202120415374335 – 4141027855789 – 922154815911469 – 1712
202121396373331 – 415867854788 – 920154215701469 – 1671
202122439372326 – 418947851786 – 916162415561460 – 1652
202123403374331 – 417929848789 – 908155215391434 – 1643
202124411378336 – 421897850791 – 909156215341440 – 1629
202125399378337 – 419849848787 – 910142515231437 – 1610
202126425380338 – 422865846784 – 908150215161417 – 1615
202127414381338 – 424895851786 – 916152815161385 – 1648
202128409382343 – 420900851782 – 920156415101361 – 1659
202129379385347 – 422909852783 – 920148815091347 – 1671
202130399383345 – 421945849781 – 917157215001352 – 1648
202131416379343 – 415921845773 – 917162114871343 – 1631
202132416380341 – 419885851776 – 925154014751327 – 1623
202133409378341 – 414919848771 – 925157014671334 – 1601
202134445378338 – 418945850777 – 923153714591354 – 1563
202135427380334 – 425886852782 – 922154714591363 – 1555
202136437381335 – 4271023854787 – 922163314641382 – 1547
202137429386339 – 433932861794 – 927155814751392 – 1557
202138439393346 – 440926872799 – 945152514881399 – 1577
202139439392342 – 443986877807 – 946164715071425 – 1589
202140434396344 – 4491005887811 – 963163315271426 – 1629
202141445396349 – 443970890808 – 972164915461445 – 1647
202142447400356 – 4451008894810 – 978182015701455 – 1684
202143445402358 – 4461045900809 – 991189815851448 – 1722
202144456399355 – 4431138911820 – 1002192416051453 – 1758
202145475398358 – 4391189913830 – 996212416171451 – 1783
202146446404365 – 4421221921837 – 1005233816351459 – 1811
202147497407371 – 4421270936852 – 1020242516571478 – 1836
202148495409372 – 4461334949869 – 1029256616831492 – 1873
202149536407369 – 4451315957867 – 1046252217021492 – 1913
202150483408369 – 4471248962878 – 1047232217601536 – 1984
202151507412373 – 4501155965872 – 1058211018201574 – 2067
202152503411371 – 4511158968873 – 1064202818761609 – 2143
20221465404363 – 4461087981886 – 1075188219401654 – 2226
20222388403361 – 445960978884 – 1072180819791673 – 2286
20223398405360 – 4491011978885 – 1072178320111680 – 2342
20224359406363 – 448982983890 – 1076186120531724 – 2383
20225456406364 – 449991990891 – 1090183920621741 – 2383
20226383406360 – 453999991877 – 1105187020551714 – 2396
20227374409363 – 4551042995866 – 1125196220551672 – 2438
20228393409363 – 4561034996849 – 1142192420321623 – 2441
20229408409359 – 459958985839 – 1130186720071597 – 2417
202210452406359 – 4531004978837 – 1119193119801580 – 2380
202211416404356 – 4521119965836 – 1095206719311559 – 2303
202212438399353 – 4451081950829 – 1072211118701524 – 2216
202213450396355 – 4371039939839 – 1040207318121506 – 2118
202214419390347 – 4341069921838 – 1004208217551509 – 2001
202215435384345 – 4221022907840 – 974205817081516 – 1900
202216423379340 – 417932898830 – 966187816791524 – 1834
202217381373331 – 415931887818 – 957182616481509 – 1788
202218423371333 – 409971878809 – 946173016321491 – 1773
202219411370329 – 4111017875807 – 942169416151477 – 1754
202220388369329 – 408933864797 – 930172815991478 – 1721
202221419367326 – 409913862796 – 928158515781477 – 1679
202222399367321 – 413942859794 – 924161715641468 – 1660
202223408368325 – 411951857797 – 917157815471443 – 1651
202224388373330 – 415949858799 – 917166415421448 – 1637
202225405372331 – 4141010857795 – 918171015311445 – 1618
202226424374332 – 416908854792 – 916174315241425 – 1623
202227377375332 – 418906859794 – 924167215251393 – 1656
202228448376337 – 414945859790 – 929167415181369 – 1667
202229394379341 – 416965860791 – 928178515171355 – 1679
202230406377339 – 415971857789 – 926183615081360 – 1656
202231373337 – 409853782 – 92514951351 – 1639
202232374335 – 413859784 – 93314831335 – 1631
202233372336 – 408856779 – 93314751341 – 1609
202234372332 – 412858785 – 93114661362 – 1571
202235374328 – 419860791 – 93014661370 – 1562
202236375329 – 421863796 – 93014721390 – 1555
202237380333 – 427869803 – 93514821400 – 1565
202238387339 – 434880807 – 95414961407 – 1585
202239386336 – 436885816 – 95415151433 – 1597
202240390337 – 442896820 – 97115351434 – 1637
* Provisional figures. Week 30 in 2022 is an estimate.

COVID-19 mortality known up to March inclusive

The figures on (excess) mortality are based on municipal death records as received by CBS on a daily basis. These reports do not contain any information about the cause of death. CBS receives such information at a later stage via death cause certificates. The cause of death is known for all deceased up to and including March 2022. According to the latest CBS figures, 43,245 thousand people died due to COVID-19 between March 2020 and March 2022. Aside from the coronavirus pandemic, the Netherlands had an influenza epidemic for 13 consecutive weeks, starting in mid-March.

Estimate for week 30

The figures for week 30 of 2022 are estimates, based on the assumption that 82 percent of all death records was received by CBS. CBS will publish provisional weekly mortality figures for week 30 on Friday 12 August. The figures will be more complete by then.