Actuaries Institute: COVID-19 third leading cause of death in 2022
Source: Asia Insurance Review | Sep 2022
Deaths from COVID-19 are expected to reach 7,100 for the first seven months of 2022, according to Actuaries Institute research, with COVID-19 expected to be the third leading cause of death so far this year.
Deaths from COVID-19 will be higher than deaths from cardiovascular disease (largely stroke, around 5,500) and cancers of the lungs (5,400), but lower than ischaemic heart diseases and dementia with around 10,000 deaths each. Daily surveillance reports from state and territory health departments recorded 9,550 COVID-19 deaths in the first seven months of 2022. They included 1,934 deaths in July, the highest yet recorded. A