The Statistical Office of the Municipality has developed, on the basis of data provided by the Ministry of Health and the Department of Epidemiology of the Lazio Region, a report on the daily mortality trend updated to February 9, 2021. “The data – explain from the Municipality offices – confirm the dramatic increase in total mortality in the city of Palermo already noted in previous reports, even if in the last period there has been an attenuation of the excess mortality compared to the peaks recorded in November “.
In October, 593 deaths were recorded in Palermo, against an average of 465 in the last 5 years (+128 deaths, equal to + 28%). In November, 792 deaths were recorded in Palermo, against an average of 480 in the last 5 years (+312 deaths, equal to + 65%). In December, 720 deaths were recorded in Palermo, against an average of 580 in the last 5 years (+140 deaths, equal to + 24%). In January, 753 deaths were recorded in Palermo, against an average of 684 in the last 5 years (+69 deaths, equal to + 10%).
Turning to a weekly analysis of deaths, the data confirm the excess mortality peak recorded in November, with a maximum of + 74.8% in the week from 11 to 17 November. In the weeks of December mortality was always higher than the average of the last 5 years, with an excess of mortality between + 24.0% recorded between 16 and 22 December and + 31.2% recorded between 9 and on December 15. In the first half of January, mortality returned to line with the average of the last five years, while in the second half of the month there was a new increase in mortality, and in particular in the week from 20 to 26 January there was an increase in 33.1%.
“In the last two weeks – they explain by the Municipality – there seems to have been a new realignment to the average values of the last five years, even if the latter figure must be read with caution because, in addition to the possible effects of a lower incidence of influenza (the containment measures adopted for Covid-19 have effectively prevented the onset of the flu epidemic), it could in part be due to physiological delays in reporting deaths “.
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