COVID-19 mortality in Tatarstan doubles in Q1 — RealnoeVremya.com

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Coronavirus claimed the lives of almost 1.5 thousand citizens of Tatarstan in the first three months of 2022

The coronavirus has been affecting mortality in one way or another for more than two years. The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), which publishes data on deceased persons, uses two categories: COVID-19 – the main cause of death and “the cause of death is attributed to other important conditions” . Both are divided into two categories.

According to Rosstat, in total, in January-March 2022, the coronavirus became the main cause of death for 1,444 citizens of Tatarstan. At the same time, only 785 of them were found to have the virus in their body. In the other 659, it is assumed to be the main cause of death, but has not been identified.

For comparison: in the first quarter of 2021, the coronavirus became the main cause of death for 778 inhabitants of Tatarstan. In other words, the number of deaths has almost doubled.

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In total, according to Rosstat, 13,017 people died in Tatarstan in January-March 2022. Thus, coronavirus deaths represent only 11% of the total.

Most coronavirus deaths in Tatarstan were recorded in February 2022 — 790. It was identified in 422 of the deceased, and in 368 — it is only implied as the main cause of death. In March, 367 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded and in January, 287.

The second category in Rosstat’s summary is “the cause of death is attributed to other significant conditions”. In Tatarstan, 108 deaths were attributed here to the first quarter of 2022. Of these, 19 – in January, 56 – in February and 33 – in March.

In this category, the subcategory “COVID-19 is not the main cause of death, but had a significant impact on the development of fatal complications of the disease” represents 18 deaths in January-March 2022. The remaining 90 belong to the subcategory “COVID-19 is not the main cause of death and has not had a significant impact on the development of fatal complications of the disease”.

Death rates in Tatarstan are stable

In general, mortality in Tatarstan in the first quarter of 2022 remained almost at the same level as in January-March of last year. The indicator turned out to be lower by an imperceptible 0.01%.

According to Rosstat, 13,017 people died in Tatarstan in the first three months of this year. In January-March 2021, 13,033 deaths were recorded.

As for infant mortality, 31 children under the age of one died in Tatarstan in the first three months of this year. Compared to the same period in 2021, there is a positive trend – infant mortality decreased by 20.5% (in January-March last year, 39 children died in the republic who did not live up to one year).

An increase in mortality in the first quarter of 2022 was recorded only in one region of the Volga Federal District – Perm Krai. There it increased by 4.5%: in January-March 2021, 10,059 deaths were recorded, and in the first three months of 2022, 10,516.

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Mortality in Udmurtia turned out to be at the same level as in the first quarter of 2021. In the neighboring republic of Tatarstan, in January-March of this year, only two fewer deaths were recorded than in the same period the last year – 5,331 and 5,333, respectively.

In other regions of the Volga Federal District, mortality has decreased. The most notable is in Saratov Oblast: 7.3%. In January-March 2022, 10,362 people died there, and in the same three months of last year – 11,183.

In other regions of the Volga Federal District, the following dynamics of mortality reduction were recorded:

  • Mordovia – 3,387 deaths (-7.2%);
  • Penza Oblast — 5,743 deaths (-5.3%);
  • Bashkiria – 14,268 deaths (-5.1%);
  • Nizhny Novgorod Oblast — 14,743 deaths (-5%);
  • Orenburg Oblast — 7,490 deaths (-5%);
  • Kirov Oblast — 6,030 deaths (-4.9%);
  • Samara Oblast — 13,225 deaths (-4.7%);
  • Chuvashia — 4,648 deaths (-3.2%);
  • Ulyanovsk Oblast – 5,318 deaths (-2%);
  • Mari El — 2,563 deaths (-0.9%).

A total of 116,641 people died in the 14 regions of the Volga Federal District, including Tatarstan, in January, February and March 2022, which is 3.4% less than in the same period last year.

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In general, in Russia, according to the results of the first quarter of 2022, mortality increased minimally — by only 0.2% compared to January-March of last year. In the first three months of this year, 584,652 Russians died in the country, which is 891 more deaths than in the same period of 2021.

The load of Tatarstan registries was lower than at the beginning of 2021

In Tatarstan, the number of marriages decreased in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2021. In the first three months of this year, 4,010 couples got married, while 4,270 new families appeared in the republic in January-March of last year. . The number of registered marriages decreased by 6.1%, according to data from Rosstat.

At the same time, in Tatarstan in January-March 2022, divorces were less frequent than at the beginning of the previous year. Meanwhile, marriage has been dissolved by just 3,239 couples, down 7.1% from the first quarter of 2021, when 3,487 couples divorced.

In general, among the regions of the Volga Federal District, Tatarstan is the second in terms of the number of registered marriages in January-March 2022. Only neighboring Bashkiria exceeded the republic, where another 56 families appeared during this period – 4,066, i.e. 1.5% less than in the first quarter of 2021.

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In terms of the number of divorces in January-March 2022, Tatarstan is the second after Bashkiria, where 3,806 couples divorced during these three months. It should be noted that the indicator increased there – 10.4% more unions officially ceased to exist than in the first quarter of 2021 (3,446 divorces).

An increase in the number of divorces in the Volga Federal District was recorded not only in Bashkiria, neighboring Tatarstan, but also in Perm Krai (+3.7%, 2,520 divorces) and Chuvashia (+8, 2%, 993 divorces) ). Orenburg Oblast turned out to be the undisputed leader among the 14 regions of the district, where the number of divorces in the first three months of 2022 immediately soared by 16.4% – from 1,818 in January-March from last year to 2,127 in the first quarter of this year.

Among the regions of the Volga Federal District, the fewest marriages in the first three months of 2022 were registered in Mordovia – only 530 couples got married there. This is 17.6% less compared to the same period in 2021, when 643 marriage certificates were issued in the republic.

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A total of 27,705 new families appeared in the Volga Federal District in January-March 2022, while 29,222 couples got married in the first quarter of the previous year. Thus, their number decreased by 5.2%. They divorced 26,461 times in the first three months of 2022, up 0.2% from the same time last year.

In general, in the first quarter of 2022, Russians got married more often and divorced less often – 159,271 marriages and 144,605 ​​divorces were registered. However, compared to last January-March, the country’s inhabitants created 1.3% fewer families and split 1.1% more.

The birth rate in Tatarstan fell by 6.3%

In January-March 2022, the birth rate in Tatarstan fell. However, compared to the same period last year, it decreased slightly. The indicator fell only 6.3%. For example, while 9,502 babies were born in the republic in the first three months of 2021, only 8,905 newborns were registered in the republic in January-March.

By the way, the birth rate in January-March of this year also decreased in the neighboring regions of Tatarstan and, in general, in the Volga Federal District. According to Rosstat estimates, 59,003 newborns were registered in the Volga Federal District in the first quarter, or 6.5%, or 4,114 children, less than in the same period of 2021.

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Among the regions of the Volga Federal District, the birth rate fell the most in the Kirov Oblast — by 12.8%. In the region, 2,233 babies were born in the first three months of 2022, while 2,561 were born in January-March last year.

The smallest decrease among the regions of the Volga Federal District was demonstrated by Mordovia, although the smallest number of births was registered there in absolute numbers – 1,179. However, this is only 2.3% less than in January-March 2021.

Across Russia, the birth rate in the first quarter of 2022 fell by 4.9% — 320,376 babies were born in January, February and March. For comparison: 336,961 newborns were registered in the country in the first three months of 2021.

Tatiana Demina

BashkiriaKirov OblastUdmurtiaTatarstan

Rose D. Jones