Demographic Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean 2020. COVID-19 mortality: Evidence and scenarios
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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.
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.
TranslationObservatorio Demográfico de América Latina y el Caribe 2020. Mortalidad por COVID-19: evidencias y escenarios
SerieObservatorio Demográfico América Latina y el Caribe No. 21
ECLAC SubtopicsCOVID-19 ; HEALTH ; MORTALITY AND HEALTH
United Nations SubtopicsCOVID-19 ; VIRUSES ; EPIDEMICS ; VIRAL DISEASES ; MORTALITY ; MORTALITY STATISTICS ; LIFE EXPECTANCY ; AGEING PERSONS ; POPULATION DYNAMICS ; DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS
Country / RegionLATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN