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How Covid-19 caused 'historic' fall in life expectancy in France

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The mortuary at the Bichat hospital in Paris, January 29th 2021. © Joel Saget/AFP The mortuary at the Bichat hospital in Paris, January 29th 2021. © Joel Saget/AFP

While France last week passed the landmark official figure of 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, some have questioned the real significance of the disease on the deathrate of the elderly and the physically weak who, they bluntly argue, would have died sooner or later from other causes. Rozenn Le Saint turned to demographers for their insight into a clouded debate.

PM warns toughest weeks lie ahead as French death toll reaches 2,314

Édouard Philippe said the first two weeks of April would be harder than the last two weeks as French officials reported 319 more deaths.

France’s virus toll reaches 1,696 after 365 more deaths reported

There are now 29,155 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the nation, compared to 25,233 a day ago and 13,904 people hospitalised of whom 3,375 are in intensive care.

France reports 231 more virus deaths, taking total to 1,331

French officials said that the overall number of coronavirus cases had risen to 25,233, a rise of about 13% in 24 hours.

French death toll 'much higher' than official data says hospital chief

Frédéric Valletoux, president of the French Hospitals Federation, said  official numbers do not take account of deaths in retirement homes as well as some people who die at home.