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The INE dismantles the government’s data on coronavirus deaths and adds 18,557 more until May

Jack Troughton | December 10, 2020

The National Institute of Statistics (INE) brings to 45,684 those who died between January and May due to coronavirus or suspected of having contracted the disease, a figure that exceeds by 18,557 people by the Ministry of Health.

The National Institute of Statistics, INE, rectifies the official death figures with Covid-19 offered by the Government until May, in the first months of the coronavirus pandemic.

They elevate it to 45,684 those who died between January and May due to coronavirus or suspected of having contracted the disease, a figure that exceeds by 18,557 people by the Ministry of Health in the first five months of the year.

This data is included in the progression of deaths according to the cause of death published this Thursday by the INE, where it is confirmed that covid-19, within the group of infectious diseases, was the most frequent cause of death in that period, with 32,652 deaths with the virus “identified” and 13,032 registered with the “suspected” virus.

However, the statistics confirm that between January and February no deaths due to coronavirus were certified, while April, with 26,305 cases (18,178 identified and 8,127 suspected), was the month with the highest mortality.

Credit: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas