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Report on impact of the covid-19 epidemic on the total mortality

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This second Report, jointly produced by Istat and the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS), shows an analysis of total mortality and Covid-19 deaths in April 2020 and an updating of the analysis of January-March 2020 data, already presented in the first Report. The longest period of observation allows to evaluate better, thanks to a bigger and consolidated database, the effects of the epidemic several preventive measures implemented in Italy, such as above all the isolation and quarantine of suspect or positive cases and the “social distancing” starting from 11 March 2020 (lockdown).

Total mortality data analysed in the report refers to the first four months of 2020. Today Istat releases data of 7,270 municipalities (out of a total of 7,904, 92%, relating to 93.5% of resident population in Italy). The database, realised in Istat, is obtained thanks to the integration of population register sources (ANPR and municipalities) with the data of the Tax Register .
The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (i.e, the Italian National Institute of Health) by the decree 640, of the Italian Civil Protection of 27 February 2020, is responsible for the Italian National integrated Surveillance of cases of Covid-19.

Date of Issue: 04 June 2020