Spain: Over 5.7K People Have Died over High Temperatures in 2022
Madrid – Spain’s Carlos III Health Institute on Thursday reported 5,783 deaths attributable to high temperatures recorded since the beginning of the year, with the highest peak being recorded in July, with 2,223 deaths.
The data for the autonomous community of Madrid are remarkable, where the number of temperature-related deaths is 224% higher than the previous year until September 2022. The number of heat-related deaths is estimated at 310 (504 in July and 547 in August), compared to 583 in 2021.
In Catalonia, the excess mortality attributable to the temperature amounts to 711 people so far in 2022, compared to 100 last year. A total of 353 deaths correspond to the month of August and 185 to July.
The total figure of 5,783 temperature-related deaths (through September 7, according to the latest MoMo) already exceeds the totals for all of 2021 and 2022 uncombined, which were 3,576 and 1,883 respectively.