Russia’s mortality rate per 1,000 people dropped by 3.8% between January and March

The number of deaths in Russia per 1,000 nationals decreased in January-March 2020 by 3.8 percent compared to the same period last year, while in March 2020 there was a slight increase in the number of deaths compared to March 2019, the Russian Health Ministry’s press service said.

“The number of deaths per 1,000 nationals decreased by 3.8 percent [from 13.1 per thousand in January-March 2019 to 12.6 per thousand in January-March 2020]”, the press service said.

The number of deaths in absolute numbers in January-March decreased by 12,866 compared to the same period of 2019.

At the same time, in March 2020, there is a slight increase in the number of deaths compared to March 2019, by 0.5 percent or 827 people.