"During January-March 2021, the population decreased by 100,400 people. There remains a significant excess of the number of deaths over the number of live births: 39 live births per 100 deaths," the statement said.
A total of 174,050 people have died in Ukraine since the beginning of the year. This is 24,986 more deaths than in January-March 2020 when 149,064 people died. In particular, 64,938 people died in March (48,326 - died in March 2020).
Since the beginning of 2021, 67,514 people have been born in Ukraine (70,494 - last year), the migration gain is 6,142 people (6,773 - last year).
The number of the current population was 41,488,0 people in Ukraine on April 1, 2021, according to estimates.
Health Minister Maksym Stepanov reported earlier that the mortality rate from coronavirus decreased by 30% in Ukraine.