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Virus and social war: Explosion of mortality rates in Seine-Saint-Denis, the poorest department in #France

France. April 5, 2020. We are witnessing a real explosion in the number of deaths in Seine-Saint-Denis: between March 21 and 27, deaths jumped by +63% compared to the week before. For the first time since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, the authorities published figures on Friday showing an “exceptional excess of mortality” in Seine-Saint-Denis, the poorest territory in mainland France, where “overwhelmed” undertakers say they “have never seen anything like it”. Why?

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