It was revealed in statistics tabled by Minister for Health Chris Fearne in parliament that circulatory diseases were among the main causes of death among residents in Malta between the years 2017 and 2020.
According to the statistics, 1,235 people died due to circulatory diseases, including hear attacks and strokes. 1,021 people died of cancer, 430 died due to respiratory diseases, 327 died from dementia and 240 from diabetes.
This would make COVID-19 the sixth leading cause of death as 191 people died from the virus.
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Over the span of 3 years, 4,924 died from circulatory diseases, including heart attacks and strokes. Cancer killed 3,999 people whereas 1,028 died due to dementia. Diabetes claimed the lives of 832 people and digestive system disorders killed 488 people.
69 residents in Malta died due to traffic accidents between 2017 and 2020, whereas 285 died due to other accidents pertaining to falling or drowning.
90 people died due to suicide over the same time span, with 25 homicide cases taking place in Malta.