The number of deaths in Ukraine in May 2021 amounted to 57,290, and that is 28.2% more than in May 2020, the State Statistics Service reported.
In general, since the beginning of the year, 299,960 people have died in Ukraine, and that is 25% more than last year.
According to the State Statistics Service:
- in August 2020, the number of deaths increased by 3.9% compared to the same month a year earlier;
- in September—by 15.4%;
- in October—by 17.5%;
- in November—35%;
- in December—by 42.9%;
- in January 2021—by 7.7%;
- in February—by 9%;
- in March—by 34.4%;
- in April—by 48.5%.
The number of newborns in Ukraine in May decreased by 12.8% in annual terms—to 20,600, and in general over five months it decreased by 5.5%—to 109,630.
The population of Ukraine as of June 1 was 41.41 million people, and that is 377,600 or 0.9% less than a year earlier.
Additionally. The reason for the rapid population decline in Ukraine is the low birth rate and short life expectancy. This was told by Lidiia Tkachenko, a leading research associate at the Ptoukha Institute of Demography and Social Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.