World Coronavirus in the Rhône: Update on the health situation in the department, likely to be re-defined
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The department is one of the twenty territories placed under enhanced surveillance according to the announcements made this Thursday by Jean CastexCOVID-19 - The department is one of the twenty territories placed under enhanced surveillance according to the announcements made this Thursday by Jean Castex
After a plateau observed for several weeks and pressure under control in hospitals, thecoronavirus is- it on the verge of blazing It is in any case the concern of the government which, this Thursday, placed , therefore likely to be confined at weekends if the situation does not improve.
Meatless menu in the canteens of Lyon: Gérald Darmanin denounces a "scandalous ideology"
© GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP Gérald Darmanin, February 15, 2021 in Poissy (Yvelines). Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior, reacts to the decision to set up a single, meat-free menu in the canteens of Lyon, to streamline service in times of Covid-19. He denounces a "scandalous ideology". In addition to the unacceptable insult to French farmers and butchers, it is clear that the moralist and elitist policies of the Greens exclude the popular classes.
To understand what motivated this decision,The virus is circulating a little more examined the coronavirus monitoring indicators, updated daily on the Public Health France site.
To measure the circulation of the virus in the population, one must look at the incidence rate of the disease. In the rolling week of February 16-22, it stood at 221 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 212 the previous week. A rising rate, therefore, but significantly lower than that observed in the fall at the peak of the second wave. It was then more than 930 per 100,000 inhabitants at the beginning of November.The English variant is present
What worries the authorities is the part of the variants, and in particular the British variant, in the new infections. It now accounts for half of Covid-19 infections in the Rhône, according to Lyon virologist Bruno Lina, member of the national scientific council. This explains why the incidence rate tends to increase, with the British form being more contagious.
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Hospital pressure still under control
In hospitals, where the situation has stabilized for several weeks. Hospitalizations are on the rise. Not exponentially but enough to alert the authorities. In one week, the number of Covid + patients hospitalized in the Rhône rose from 779 to 797. In intensive care, the situation is stable with 151 patients currently received. They were 285 during the epidemic peak in mid-November. Occupation of these services remains high since since the epidemic fell at the end of the year, the additional beds opened at the height of the crisis have been gradually closed.
Within the Hospices Civils de Lyon, for example, 180 beds are currently "armed" for Covid + patients against 277 during the peak in November and 139 places dedicated to the sheave in normal times. The occupancy rate of these services, which, let us remember, welcome patients with pathologies other than the coronavirus all year round, is therefore still close to 94%.
Virus in progress, 20 departments under reinforced surveillance… what to remember from the announcements of Castex
© Copyright 2021, L'Obs "The health situation in our country has deteriorated over the last few days", warned Thursday February 25 Jean Castex during a press conference. Faced with this deterioration, 20 departments are placed in “enhanced surveillance” . "If the situation continues to deteriorate we will take measures that will come into force the week of March 6," he warned.
Vaccination is progressing slowly
One of the reasons for fear of an epidemic rebound is the low immunity of the population in the department and at the national level. The vaccination, launched in January, continues every day but is progressing slowly. As of February 24, according to the latest data from3.4% of the population (all ages) had received at least one dose of vaccine and 1.8% both doses. Among those over 75 years of age, those most exposed to a severe form of the disease, vaccination coverage is higher: 19.8% of them received a first injection and 10.4% both. For residents of nursing homes, the first to have been vaccinated against Covid at the beginning of January, the rates are still increasing, with 77.6% of people having received the first injection and 41.5% both doses.
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