Between the beginning of the pandemic and 30 November, Inail registrated 185,633 reports of work-related coronavirus infections and 797 deaths. These represent more than one-sixth of the total number of accident at work reports received as of January 2020.
Compared to the first 11 months of 2020, work-related infections reported from January to November 2021, although not consolidated, are down by 69.5%. And deaths by 50.7%. The average incidence of fatal infection has fallen from 1/3 in 2020 to 1/6 for the first eleven months of this year.
The majority of those who died from Covid-19 were men (82.7%). The average age of those infected since the start of the pandemic is 46 years for both sexes and 59 years for those who have died (57 years for women, 59 years for men). The health and social care sector – which includes hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, institutes, university clinics and polyclinics, and homes for the elderly and disabled – is the most affected, accounting for more than a quarter of deaths (26.0%). After a drop since last February, the declarations have been on the rise again since this summer. Other professions, with the resumption of activities, have seen an increase in the incidence of work-related infections compared to 2020. This is the case, for example, for general secretaries, mail sorting and distribution clerks and schoolteachers.
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