In August 2022, the number of deaths was 9,257, lower than the figure registered in July 2022 (1,462 less deaths; -13.6%) and close to the value observed in August 2021 (39 more deaths; +0.4%). From January to August 2022, there were 83,971 deaths, 1,366 fewer deaths than in the same period of 2021 (-1.6%).
In August 2022, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 decreased to 227 (233 fewer deaths than in July 2022), accounting for 2.5% of all deaths. Compared with August 2021, there was a decrease of 155 deaths due to COVID-19.
In July 2022, 7,150 children were born alive, corresponding to an increase of 2.0% compared to July 2021 (7,009). The total number of live births registered in the first seven months of 2022 (45,835) was higher than the value observed in the same period of 2021 (45,059), representing a further 776 live births (+1.7 %).
In July 2022, the natural balance was -3,555, a lower figure compared to the same month of 2021, when it reached the value of -1,788. In the first seven months of 2022, the accumulated value of the natural balance was -28,730, improving the figure registered in the same period of 2021 (-31,027).
In July 2022, 4,868 marriages were celebrated, corresponding to an increase of 14.8% compared to the number of marriages held in July 2021 (626 more marriages). In the first seven months of 2022, 18,818 marriages were celebrated, 5,903 more than in the same period of 2021.