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Rising birth rates, declining mortality

According to the Central Statistical Office (KSH), the number of births in the first two months of 2020 was up 8.8%, and the number of deaths 13% less than in the same period of 2019. 

As a result, natural reduction in the population decreased by 38% to 4,661 compared to January-February 2019.

In February alone, the number of live births increased by 7.7% and the number of deaths decreased by 10% compared to the same month of the previous year.

The natural loss in February of 4,014 people was 31% lower than a year earlier.