During the recent meeting on the epidemiological situation in the country, Alyaksandr Lukashenka quoted the mortality statistics, BelTA informs.
Lukashenka said he had received the statistical data with a detailed analysis the day before.
“The total mortality rate in the country has decreased by 1.5% over 4 months. If we hold on to 1.5-2% every quarter, we will reduce mortality by 7-8%. This is a very good indicator against the background of the fact that in some countries the mortality rate is constantly growing. We’ve had a downward trend for several years now,” he said.
As of May 2, 97 patients with confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 died in Belarus.
“But what struck me was that 482 people died from alcohol poisoning. There were 470 suicides. Almost 1 thousand people have already died from alcohol and suicides. The fires killed 218 people. In 4 months, 163 people died in accidents on the roads. 89 people drowned – almost as many as from all kinds of diseases complicated by COVID-19,” said the head of state.