Excess mortality in Greece during 2020: the role of COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Thomas Tsiampalis

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Abstract

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), whose outbreak started in late December 2019 in China, constitutes a considerable public health problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, over 83.5 million infected cases and approximately 1.8 million deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 2.2%) occurred during 2020, while over 20.5 million years of life have been lost so far1; particularly in the European Union, during 2020, the cumulative number of cases reached 16 million with 370,650 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 2.4%). In Greece, COVID-19 appeared on February 26, 2020 and caused 138,850 infected cases and 4,838 deaths during 2020 (Case Fatality Rate, 3.4%), according to the data provided by the National Public Health Organization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-380
Number of pages3
JournalHellenic Journal of Cardiology
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021
Externally publishedYes

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