Illustrative photo of medical personnel during the Covid-19 epidemic in France. - SYSPEO / SIPA
The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region has so far not been among the hardest hit by the Covid-19 health crisis. INSEE Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes publishes on Tuesday a study indicating that the region experienced 18% more deaths (+2,020 deaths, or 36 more deaths per day on average) in March and April, compared to the same period in 2019, for all causes of mortality.
This increase, obviously linked to the coronavirus, was suffered more clearly in the Rhône (+ 42%) and Haute-Savoie (+33%) than in Puy-de-Dôme, Cantal, Haute-Loire and Allier, who all have a number of deaths less than or equal to that of the same period in 2019. This increase in mortality remains below the national average in France (+26%).
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is thus in fifth position, far behind Ile de France (+ 96%), Grand Est (+ 58%) but also Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (+ 27%) and Hauts de France (+ 25%). Unsurprisingly, the increase in mortality mainly concerns the elderly, with up to + 25% death for those over 85 compared to last year.
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