We had the feeling that your region New Aquitaine was rather spared. Ultimately this is no longer the case. We praised the climate, the art of living in the great outdoors and finally all of New Aquitaine, this immense territory which goes from Limoges to Hendaye, is caught up by the epidemic.
More and more people are infected: 262 people out of 100,000 in rural Corrèze and even the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, where incidence rates of less than 100 were regarded with astonishment, unfortunately catch up with the averages of other departments. However, vaccination is accelerating in New Aquitaine.
Where is the vaccination?
A little less than 1 million doses distributed to date is pretty good. Centers are opening everywhere, like a vaccinodrome in Bordeaux at the exhibition center open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the aim of stinging 1,500 people per day.
The liberal doctors continue to vaccinate in their practices. They are 12,000 to do so in the region. They complain because they want more than one bottle a week. And the bad publicity around the AstraZeneca creates brakes, it forces them to call their patients. Lots of extra work for them.
Hospitalizations are increasing
And on the side of hospitalizations, New Aquitaine was a host region, especially for patients from Île-de-France and that’s it. No medical train from the capital, a few transfers by helicopter, but that’s it. This is explained by the refusal of the families and then it is stretched on the spot.
In hospitals, there are 1,258 hospitalizations including 255 in intensive care. Yesterday a department head of a large hospital in the region described to me a situation under control but with a large majority of intensive care beds occupied by COVID patients.
So much more work for the teams and reinforcements not always easy to find. You see it Nouvelle-Aquitaine is now a region like any other on the Covid front.
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