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The new dossier “Data on the COVID-19 pandemic” offers a comprehensive overview of the effects of the corona pandemic

Press release No. 414 from October 20, 2020

WIESBADEN – The corona pandemic has Germany and the world firmly under control. Official statistics make the consequences of the crisis visible with reliable statistics and thus create a basis for fact-based discussions and political decisions. As announced by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on World Statistics Day today, October 20, 2020, the new edition of the dossier “Data on the COVID-19 pandemic” and the extensive online offer on the effects of the Corona crisis provide an important source of information on what is happening in Germany and the European Union (EU).

The dossier “COVID-19 pandemic data“Contains around 60 pages of current statistics from the Federal Statistical Office and other state and European data providers in the areas of economy, health and social affairs. Classic and experimental economic indicators are supplemented by data from the Robert Koch Institute on COVID-19 infections and PCR tests and current data from the DIVI intensive care register on the current occupancy of hospital beds.

For a direct comparison of the economic consequences of the corona pandemic with the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009, the Federal Statistical Office has put central economic indicators in the “Crisis monitor“Bundled. The beginning of both crises is determined based on the first quarter of the recession: The starting point of the Corona crisis in the 1st quarter of 2020 is compared to the 2nd quarter of 2008 in the graphic set. The figures for 2020 are updated continuously. The Federal Statistical Office will publish the flash estimate for the gross domestic product in the 3rd quarter of 2020 on October 30, 2020.

The “EU monitor COVID-19“Based on selected economic data from the European Statistical Office Eurostat. The “EU Monitor COVID-19” in the “Europe in Numbers” section supplements the data offering with a European perspective. The comparable results of the 27 EU countries also show the importance of the European statistical system, the further development of which is being promoted by the Federal Statistical Office with the chairmanship of the Statistics Working Group during the German EU Council Presidency. The special page provides information about the activities in the council working group 

· “EU Monitor COVID-19” (

Special page on the activities of the Statistics Working Group during the German EU Council Presidency (

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