There was no significant excess death in Israel from the start of the year through July, the Central Bureau of Statistics say, despite the fatalities from COVID-19.
“In the first months of the year mortality was particularly low, but since the start of the pandemic and particularly during the months of April-June, mortality was similar to previous years, with fluctuations between weeks,” a CBS statement says.
It adds: “From a statistical calculation of excesses deaths by week it was found that excess mortality in the months of March-July was some 300 people out of 19,000 during the same period.”
According to Health Ministry statistics, there were 562 coronavirus deaths through July. There have been a further 414 deaths since then, with the national toll at 976 as of this morning.