Causes of death

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What were the underlying causes of recent deaths? How many deaths have been attributed to COVID-19? Figures on causes of death are based on the cause-of-death certificates that are completed by an attending medical practitioner. CBS receives these certificates via the municipality where the death occurred. The latest provisional figures are reported monthly on StatLine, for example in this table In addition, CBS publishes supplementary tables, news releases and background articles on recent developments in causes of death.