The number of deaths has jumped in the North (illustration).


C. Allain / 20 Minutes

Cyclical excess mortality.

According to INSEE, the number of deaths increased sharply in Hauts-de-France between September 1 and November 16 in comparison 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.

Between September 1 and November 16, 12,767 deaths were recorded in Hauts-de-France.

Compared to the same period in 2019, this corresponds to an increase of 16%.

Over 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%).

The vast majority of additional deaths are linked to the coronavirus

It is the North that 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 all the same an increase of 4%.

The figures given by INSEE take into account deaths from “all causes”.

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 the most affected.


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