A remarkable excess mortality has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. We present preliminary pooled estimates of all-cause mortality for 24 European countries/federal states participating in the European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action (EuroMOMO) network, for the period March–April 2020. Excess mortality particularly affected  ≥65 year olds (91% of all excess deaths), but also 45–64 (8%) and 15–44 year olds (1%). No excess mortality was observed in 0–14 year olds.

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Vestergaard, L., Nielsen, J., Richter, L., Schmid, D., Bustos, N., Braye, T., Denissov, G., Veideman, T., Luomala, O., Möttönen, T., Fouillet, A., Caserio-Schönemann, C., an der Heiden, M., Uphoff, H., Lytras, T., Gkolfinopoulou, K., Paldy, A., Domegan, L., O'Donnell, J., de Donato, F., Noccioli, F., Hoffmann, P., Velez, T., England, K., van Asten, L., White, R., Tønnessen, R., da Silva, S., Rodrigues, A., Larrauri, A., Delgado-Sanz, C., Farah, A., Galanis, I., Junker, C., Perisa, D., Sinnathamby, M., Andrews, N., O'Doherty, M., Marques, D., Kennedy, S., Olsen, S., Pebody, R., Krause, T. & Mølbak, K. 2020, 'Excess all-cause mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe – preliminary pooled estimates from the EuroMOMO network, March to April 2020', Eurosurveillance, 25(26). https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.26.2001214

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