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COVID-19 Excess Mortality Estimates 2020-2021


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2020 - 12/2021
Data type

This dataset contains estimates of excess mortality from the COVID-19 pandemic for global populations during the period of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021. Excess mortality is defined as the net difference between the number of deaths during the pandemic (measured by observed or estimated all-cause mortality) and the number of deaths that would be expected based on past trends in all-cause mortality. The dataset also includes reported COVID-19 deaths (or deaths attributable to the virus), the reported COVID-19 mortality rate and the ratio between excess mortality rate and reported COVID-19 mortality rate for the same time period. The ratio of excess mortality rate to reported COVID-19 mortality is a measurement of undercounting of the true mortality impact of the pandemic. Methods and limitations for the model for estimating excess mortality can be found in detail in the publication.