The number of births rose to the highest level in March in Germany for more than two decades, and the increase was linked over time to the easing of the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic, MTI data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported.
The bureau recognized that 65,903 babies were born in March of this year, which is ten percent more than a year earlier. The number of births in March was more than sixty-five in 1998.
Already at the beginning of the year, it was noted that during the quarantine, many people spend their time with each other instead of watching TV, so more people were born in Germany in February than usual, and the annual growth was six percent at that time, which later increased .
Destatis explained that the increase is time-related with the withdrawal of the first wave of epidemics in the spring of 2020 and the easing of restrictions to slow the spread of the new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that began in early May.
Statistical offices in many other European countries recorded similar phenomena, such as falling birth rates in Spain, France and Belgium, which fell sharply in March, 15% in Romania, 13% in Estonia and Lithuania, and 10% in the Netherlands. Finland and Hungary.