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Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020

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In 2020, Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in Switzerland

In 2020, Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in Switzerland. Covid-19 was the main cause of death in around 12 percent of deaths. Cardiovascular diseases (almost 27 percent) and cancer (around 22 percent) were even more frequently responsible for deaths.

In 2020, Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death in Switzerland. Covid-19 was the main cause of death in around 12 percent of deaths. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer were even more responsible for deaths. (icon picture)

While around 70,000 deaths occur in Switzerland in a normal year, in the pandemic year 2020 there were 76,195 deaths, 12.4 percent more than in the previous year, according to the 2020 cause of death statistics published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) on Monday. can be seen.

The FSO states that this increase is due to the Covid 19 pandemic. A final assessment of the Covid 19 pandemic can only be carried out when it is over and the causes of death for all affected years are known.

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