Real-time monitoring shows substantial excess all-cause mortality during second wave of COVID-19 in Europe, October to December 2020

Euro Surveill. 2021 Jan;26(2):2002023. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.1.2002023.


The European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action (EuroMOMO) network monitors weekly excess all-cause mortality in 27 European countries or subnational areas. During the first wave of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Europe in spring 2020, several countries experienced extraordinarily high levels of excess mortality. Europe is currently seeing another upsurge in COVID-19 cases, and EuroMOMO is again witnessing a substantial excess all-cause mortality attributable to COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic; EuroMOMO; Europe; all-cause mortality.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology
  • COVID-19 / mortality*
  • Cause of Death
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Computer Systems
  • Epidemiological Monitoring
  • Europe / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Middle Aged
  • Mortality / trends*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Young Adult