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World Coronavirus in Hauts-de-France: Significant increase in deaths since early September

20:30  01 december  2020
20:30  01 december  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The Hauts-de-France region, and particularly the Nord department, recorded a much greater number of deaths than in 2019 at the same period

Le nombre de décès a bondi dans le Nord (illustration). © C. Allain / 20 Minutes The number of deaths has jumped in the North (illustration). EPIDEMIC - The Hauts-de-France region, and particularly the Nord department, recorded a much higher number of deaths than in 2019 during the same period

Cyclical excess mortality. According to INSEE, the number of deaths increased sharply in Hauts-de-France between September 1 and November 16, compared with the figures recorded in 2019 at the same period. While no department is spared by this sad observation, some are paying a higher price than others to the coronavirus pandemic .

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Between September 1 and November 16, 12,767 deaths were recorded in Hauts-de-France. Compared with the same period in 2019, this corresponds to an increase of 16%. In the first two weeks of November, the increase in the number of deaths even climbs to + 26%. Statistics which are only higher in two other French regions, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (+ 34%) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur (+ 21%).


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It is the North which is most affected by this excess mortality with 1,049 additional deaths, an increase of 23%. Among the other departments in the region, Aisne "remains relatively spared," notes INSEE, with an increase of 4% all the same.

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The figures given by INSEE take into account "all-cause" deaths. However, it is essentially the coronavirus epidemic that is at the origin of this increase in mortality. Of the 1,782 additional deaths in the region, 1,116 are directly attributable to Covid-19 according to statistics from Public Health France . Insee also specifies that it is the 75-84 age group that is most affected.

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