In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HMD team decided to establish a new data resource: Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series.
Objective and internationally comparable data are crucial to determine the effectiveness of different strategies used to address epidemics. Weekly death counts provide the most objective and comparable way of assessing the scale of short-term mortality elevations across countries and time.
we provide weekly death counts for 15 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, England and Wales, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. The same data in the pooled CSV file are available for download here.
Data formats and methods are described in the
We also strongly recommend reading the
Following the HMD practice, we also publish
original input data in standardized format
During the next few weeks data will be frequently updated and new countries will be added.
The most recent STMF update is: 2020-05-26.