In the first three months of this year, 8,595 deaths were registered. The number is 423 deaths or 4.7% smaller than that recorded in the first quarter of the previous year when a significant increase was recorded at the turn from 2020 to 2021. The highest mortality was registered in March 2022 – 2,965 deaths, which is 11% more than in March a year ago.
A decline was recorded also in the number of births. The number of births registered in the first three months of the year – 3 939 children – is 2% smaller than that recorded in the corresponding period of 2021.
In the first three months of 2022, 1 396 marriages were registered. It is 136 marriages or 11 % more than in the corresponding period of the previous year, however the rate still lags behind the pre-pandemic level – in the 1st quarter of 2019 and 2020 more than 1.7 thousand marriages were concluded.
On 1 April 2022, the provisional number of inhabitants in Latvia accounted for 1 million 870 thousand.