Almost 750,000 people died in Italy in 2020, which is 18% more than in 2019, Report informs, citing the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat).

According to experts, one of the reasons for the increase in mortality was the consequences of COVID-19. The pandemic has also affected the ratio of mortality and fertility. The country’s population decreased by 384,000 people, to 59.2 million. The decline is observed in all regions of the country.