17.04.2023 - New statistical information

Cause of death statistics 2021

In 2021, 71 192 persons among the Swiss resident population died. The proportion of deaths with COVID-19 as the main cause of death was 8.4%, third only to cardiovascular disease (27.6%) and cancer (23.7%). Two periods of high excess mortality occurred in the two pandemic years 2020 and 2021, largely due to COVID-19 as the cause of death. In a third period at the end of 2021, however, the extent of excess mortality could no longer be fully explained by COVID-19.

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