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Demographic Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. COVID-19 mortality: Evidence and scenarios

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Demographic Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. COVID-19 mortality: Evidence and scenarios

Corporate author: NU. CEPAL. CELADE Physical Description: 57 p. Editorial: ECLAC Date: February 2021 ECLAC symbol: LC/PUB.2020/20-P ISBN: 9789211220650

Description

This edition of the Demographic Observatory analyses the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on mortality in the countries of the region. In addition, by means of a simulation exercise based on different scenarios of COVID-19 prevalence rates, it estimates the impact of COVID-19-related deaths on life expectancy at birth for the 38 countries and territories of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The information used to prepare this edition of the Demographic Observatory corresponds to official information on deaths and causes of death available at 31 October 2020, as well as population estimates and projections prepared by the United Nations.

Table of contents

Foreword .-- I. Major trends and the current crisis .-- II. Mortality due to COVID-19: what the data say .-- III. Possible impacts of COVID-19 on life expectancy at birth .-- IV. Conclusions: there is an urgent need to strengthen both information and actions.