Births and deaths, Slovenia, November 2020

In November 2020, 89.5% more deaths than in November 2019

According to provisional data for November 2020, 1,357 children were born and 3,059 people died. The number of births was lower and the number of deaths higher than in the same month in 2019.

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More than 3,000 deaths in November 2020

According to provisional data, in November 2020 1,357 children were born, 11.4% fewer than in November 2019, and 3,059 people died, 89.5% more than in November 2019.

In the first eleven months of 2020, 16,897 children were born, 5.3% fewer than in the same period of 2019, and 20,634 people died, 10.2% more than in the same period of 2019.

Up until November 2020, most people in Slovenia (2,425) died in January 2017, when the seasonal flu, which was spread all over Europe in the winter of 2016/17, reached its peak in Slovenia. Before the COVID-19 epidemic, 29 January 2017 was the only day in the last 20 years when the number of deaths in one day exceeded a hundred (101).

According to provisional data in November 2020, for the first time in the last 20 years more than 3,000 people died. In 18 days, the daily number of deceased exceeded 100.

On average 102 people died each day in November 2020 (54 people per day died on average in November 2019). The most people died on 23 and 26 November 2020 (123 per day). The week with the highest number of deaths was week 48 (23–29 November). In that week 777 people died.

What do data for December 2020 show us?

According to the estimate, 2,097 people died between 1 December and 20 December. We estimate that the final number of deaths in 2020 will be the highest after the end of WWII.
Provisional data for December will be published on 5 February 2021.

Excess mortality

Excess mortality (i.e. excess number of deaths compared to the average number of deaths in the same periods in the past) in the first eleven months of 2020 was 11.9%. This means that in this period, 11.9% more people died compared to the 2015–2019 average.

Compared to 2015–2019, the number of deaths in 2020 deviated the most significantly in November: 89.2% more people died than on average in November between 2015 and 2019.

Data publication

In response to the increased needs of users for up-to-date data, the Statistical Office started to publish monthly data on deaths and live births by days. In the SiStat Database, the already existing tables on live births and deaths by days are being updated monthly.

Eurostat continuously publishes provisional data on the number of deaths by weeks by countries. Slovenia provides provisional data monthly.

The National Institute of Public Health is publishing daily changes in the number of deaths with COVID-19 (in Slovene only).

Mortality in 20201) compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, monthly
Mortality in 2020<sup>1)</sup> compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, monthly
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
Deaths in 20201) compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, by weeks
Deaths in 2020<sup>1)</sup> compared to the 2015–2019 average, Slovenia, by weeks
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS
Live births and deaths, Slovenia, monthly
Live birthsDeaths
1) Provisional data.
Source: SURS

Monthly data for 2020 are provisional. Final monthly data for 2020 will be published on 23 June 2021.

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