COVID-19 Mortality In France Up By 54% Among Maghreb-Born, 22% Among Natives – Report

COVID-19 Mortality In France

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The INSEE statistical agency said on Tuesday that during the COVID-19 pandemic, France’s mortality rate has increased, but the outbreak seems to have mainly affected the country’s residents born in Africa or Asia. The number of people born in the Maghreb region increased by 54%, while among French natives increased by 22%
Moscow. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the death rate in France rose, but according to INSEE statistics, the outbreak seems to mainly affect the country’s residents born in Africa or Asia The agency said on Tuesday that the number of deaths of residents of the country born in the Maghreb region increased by 54%, while the number of deaths of French natives increased by 22%.

According to the INSEE report, from March to April 2020, during the coronavirus outbreak, the mortality rate of various causes in France increased by 25% to 129,000 deaths, compared with 102,800 deaths in the same period in 2019. People born abroad last year observed twice as many times as French natives, at 48% and 22% respectively.

“The increase in deaths is the strongest for people born in Africa: in the Maghreb countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, there were 8,300 deaths from March to April 2020, and from March to 4 in 2019 5400 deaths per month), the number of deaths increased by 54%, while the percentage of +114 births in other African countries was 200% (2,000 deaths out of 900). The growth rate of people from Asia also Very high (+91%, with 1600 deaths and 800 deaths),”

The agency added that the death rate of people born outside of France in Europe, America or Oceania is close to that of native French.

INSEE believes that the higher number of deaths of French foreigners is because they live in densely populated areas of the country, especially Ile-de-France. However, the agency said that during the COVID-19 outbreak, the death rate of French-born people was also high.

Living conditions, the use of public transport, and professional occupations are factors that lead to an increase in the number of deceased persons born in France.

In particular, people of African descent are usually “key workers”, whose work reduces the possibility of alienation from society and therefore increases the risk of infection. They act as hygiene supplies, deliverymen, salesmen, postmen, cleaners, public transportation and emergency personnel.

As of Tuesday, French authorities had reported 205,597 cases of COVID-19, with 29,923 deaths.

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