I'm interested in analysing the number of COVID-19 deaths reported daily for each country against the total number of deaths daily for the same countries.

There's currently plenty available for COVID-19 related deaths, but for deaths in general I can only find per year.

I'm particularly interested in data for Germany to analyse whether they might be classifying deaths by proximate cause rather than ultimate cause, which would explain the extremely low number of deaths by COVID there compared to their very high number of infections and compared to most other countries.

But even apart from the German data, it would be of interest especially to help illustrate the seriousness of the current situation to skeptics who still don't take COVID-19 seriously.

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    There are some daily time series for deaths but they may not be as up-to-date as the covid19 data. – philshem Mar 31 at 8:58

Here is an ongoing effort from Switzerland to get this data, which is published by the Federal Government as a "machine readable" PDF. It's not daily but weekly.


weekly deaths by age group

(source: https://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/de/home/statistiken/gesundheit/gesundheitszustand/sterblichkeit-todesursachen.assetdetail.12527471.html)

You can find the raw data here (CSVs):


And specifically the 2020 time series (CSV)


Update: official csv


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The German statistical office (Statistisches Bundesamt) has published data of deaths per day (for Germany) by age groups (2016 until 5 April 2020).

"Sterbefälle - Fallzahlen nach Tagen, Wochen, Monaten, Altersgruppen und Bundesländern für Deutschland 2016 - 2020".

Find the data here.

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