CORONAVIRUS – The Covid is obviously not for nothing. The death record over a calendar year in France, established in 2019, was already exceeded on December 7, according to provisional data updated this Friday, December 18 on the INSEE website.
“Between January 1 and December 7, 617,197 deaths occurred in 2020”, specifies the national statistics institute, which had identified 613,243 for the whole of 2019, a record since the post-war period, due to the growth and aging of the population. As of December 7, 46,703 more deaths than last year on the same date had been recorded.
The 650,000 death mark could therefore be crossed for the whole of 2020.
An excess of mortality mainly linked to Covid-19, which has killed 59,619 people since March, according to the latest official figures published Thursday by Public Health France.
The recent trend, however, was lull: after the peak of the second epidemic wave reached on November 7, the daily number of deaths continued to decline during the first week of December, even though it remained 13% above the figures. recorded last year at the same period, according to INSEE.
The elderly pay the heaviest price, with excess mortality since September of around 20% for those over 85, 18% for those 75-84 and 14% for those 65-74, while deaths among young people under 25 are down 9% compared to last year.
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