Short-Term Mortality Fluctuations

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HMD team decided to establish a new data resource: Short-term Mortality Fluctuations (STMF) data series. Objective and internationally comparable data are crucial to determine the effectiveness of different strategies used to address epidemics. Weekly death counts provide the most objective and comparable way of assessing the scale of short-term mortality elevations across countries and time. More details about this data project can be found in the recently published paper.

Before using the data, please consult the STMF Methodological Note, which provides a more comprehensive description of this data project, including important aspects related to data collection and data processing. We also recommend that you read the STMF Metadata. This document includes country-specific information about data availability, completeness, data sources, as well as specific features of included data.

Data will be frequently updated and new countries will be added. Data are published under CC BY 4.0 license.

For citing STMF data, please follow the HMD data citation guidelines.

We invite you to explore these data using our online STMF visualization toolkit.

Here you can download the following data and documentation:

STMF Metadata: a concise description of country-specific data and data sources.

STMF Methodological Note: description of input and output data formats and methodology.

STMF output file (xlsx or pooled csv ): weekly death counts.

Original data (country-specific csv files in one zip file): original death counts in standardized format.

Data availability

Last update: 26-09-2022
Country First Week Last Week
Australia 01.2015 21.2022
Austria 01.2000 36.2022
Belgium 01.2000 32.2022
Bulgaria 01.2010 30.2022
Canada 01.2010 19.2022
Switzerland 01.2000 36.2022
Chile 01.2016 37.2022
Czech Republic 01.2005 30.2022
Germany 01.2000 36.2022
Denmark 01.2007 37.2022
Spain 01.2000 34.2022
Estonia 01.2000 35.2022
Finland 01.1990 35.2022
France 01.2000 33.2022
England and Wales 01.2010 36.2022
Northern Ireland 02.2015 37.2022
Scotland 02.2000 37.2022
Greece 01.2016 30.2022
Croatia 01.2001 30.2022
Hungary 01.2000 30.2022
Iceland 01.2017 30.2022
Israel 01.2000 34.2022
Italy 01.2011 30.2022
S.Korea 01.2001 30.2022
Lithuania 01.2000 30.2022
Luxembourg 01.2000 30.2022
Latvia 01.2000 35.2022
Netherlands 01.1995 37.2022
Norway 01.2000 36.2022
New Zealand 52.2010 35.2022
Poland 01.2000 34.2022
Portugal 01.2000 35.2022
Russia 01.2000 53.2020
Slovakia 01.2000 30.2022
Slovenia 01.2000 33.2022
Sweden 01.2000 33.2022
Taiwan 01.2000 52.2021
USA 02.2015 31.2022
All data in one xlsx fileicon
All data in one csv fileicon