France

 

Data file (.xlsx)

Explanatory notes (.pdf)

 

Summary Information

File content:

  • Daily cumulative deaths occurred in hospitals, published by age and sex
  • Daily cumulative deaths (age and sex combined) of individuals living in social & medical institutions. Distinction of deaths occurring in institutions and in hospitals (reporting on a platform - coverage not specified).


Source(s) :

Public Health France (SpF)

 

Documentation

Since 21 May 2020
From 14 May to 20 May 2020
From 7 May to 13 May 2020
From 30 April to 6 May 2020
From 7 April to 29 April 2020

Access the pooled data file (forthcoming)

  • COVID_pandemics (csv)
  • Information on the all countries pooled file

Warning

Before reading and analysing these data, we invite readers to refer to the methodological sheets made available for each country. Three key elements are likely to have an impact on the counts in the countries:

  • The place of death (home, institution, hospital): the frequency, recording and reporting according to these places may differ from one country to another (epidemiological surveillance system, recording of hospital activity, statistics on deaths by cause). In many countries, the first results only concern hospital deaths.
  • The method of collection and the delay in reporting the counts: depending on the place of death or the region, the method of collection and its regularity may vary and may involve humps related to day-to-day catching up of death information (e.g. after weekends); the daily total of COVID-19 related death does not include the deaths of the day not yet reported in national statistics and includes deaths of previous days just published.
  • Identification of deaths by COVID-19: the cause of death by COVID-19 can be certified by different biological tests, by clinical diagnosis, by mentioning the infection on the death certificate, etc. Patients who died in hospital were generally tested beforehand on admission. Deaths at home or in institutions can be qualified in various ways.