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# excess mortality

Last year
# excess mortality
WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.
All time
# covid-19 facts
Debunked: Misleading post gives inaccurate reflection of Ireland's excess mortality during Covid-19 pandemic
The post has been seen more than 20,000 times on Facebook.
# factfind
Factfind: Has Ireland experienced 'excess mortality' since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic?
Several posts on social media have tried to play down the need for lockdowns by pointing to excess deaths.
# excess mortality
Excess mortality of between 876 and 1,192 recorded during March and September, CSO data shows
The excess mortality for the period March to September this year is estimated to be between 876 and 1,192.