Why is everyone dead


I have been playing cities skylines for a while now and every now and again my city goes through the 'plague', where pretty much the entire city falls sick (see image below).

My water pollution is 0% and have more than sufficient crematoriums to accommodate the dead.

A few google searches point to water pollution but that is not the issue here… Any ideas what could be going on?

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Best Answer

Based upon information from online threads and in-game experience it appears that citizens will die at specified intervals based upon when the residential zone was created. There appears to be a few ways to combat this:

  • Make sure not to zone in large bursts. Meaning that you should zone a few sections of residential as time goes on and not in one large block while paused.
  • Ensure that you have plenty of Crematoriums and Graveyards that can easily access all areas of your residential zones.

Sources: first, second, third, fourth