100,000 – This unimaginable level has just been crossed by the official number of people who have died of COVID-19 in Poland since the start of the pandemic.
On March 12, 2020, the first person in Poland – a 57-year-old woman – died of COVID-19 in a hospital in Pozna. Since then, these official deaths due to the plague – which first stunned us (in the spring of 2020), of which we are no longer afraid (Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, July 1, 2020), which have already appeared in the fall of 2020 in Poland how far they can be Fierce – he died in Poland one hundred thousand people. It is more or less as if the whole of Kalisz is dead.
Most deaths in Mazowieckie, relatively worst in Lubelskie
Deaths in Poland are responsible for just under nine deaths from COVID-19 in the European Union (about 920,000). According to official data, more people died only in Italy, France and Germany – that is, countries more densely populated than Poland.
In terms of the number of people, the data from Poland is also devastating. From this perspective, more people than our country died from COVID-19 only in Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania, Lithuania and Slovenia.
According to Health Ministry data, most people in Poland died from COVID-19 in Mazowieckie (about 13,000) and ląskie (about 12,000) Voivodeship, but this is not surprising since these are the two most populous regions of Poland.
If the number of deaths from COVID-19 is converted into the number of people, the most affected area is Lubelskie, before Kujawsko-Pomorskie. The coronavirus was relatively lighter (but also significantly stronger) in the Dolnośląskie and Zachodniopomorskie regions.
Excessive death rate is much higher
November 1, 2021 We wrote that in Poland we are dealing with the largest humanitarian disaster in Poland. Now these words can only be repeated. At that time, the official victims of COVID-19 in Poland were about 77 thousand. A little over two months later, the number was already 100,000.
We write about the “official” victims of COVID-19, because they are those who have been notified by the Ministry of Health. But it can be suspected that COVID-19 contributed to the deaths of more people in Poland. Data from the Civil Status Register show that from March 2020 to the end of 2021, about 930 thousand people died in Poland. People. For comparison, in similar periods in the last years before the pandemic, it was about 180-200 thousand. less.
This may be the scale of excessive deaths in Poland since the beginning of the epidemic. Although it may be a little lower, in the range of about 160-170 thousand, if we assume that due to demographic reasons (the death of the highest level after the war) and without a pandemic, the number of people dying in Poland would increase slightly. However, the size is shocking. In 2021, for the first time in the history of Poland after the war, more than 500,000 people died here. People (preliminary estimates are about 510-520 thousand). For comparison, in pre-pandemic times the highest figure – about 414 thousand. People – they died in 2018
as follows from The accounts of Jacob Lipinski and Bartosz Paszcza of the Jagiellonian ClubThe excessive mortality rate since the beginning of the epidemic, in terms of the number of people, is higher than in Poland only in Bulgaria (among the countries of the European Union).
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