Despite virus, March sees 12% drop in death rate compared to last year

Despite the coronavirus, the month of March saw a 12 percent drop in the number of deaths compared to last year and a five percent drop compared to the average rate from the past decade.

A total of 3,875 people died in March 2020, compared to 4,398 in March 2019, according to The Times of Israel’s sister site Zman Yisrael, which cited Interior Ministry statistics.

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