the hospital situation is serious, but the braking measures “seem to work”, according to Attal

The government spokesperson indicated that France would gradually increase its reception capacities in intensive care to above 10,000 beds.

The “hospital situation is serious“, Which justifies that nearly 8,000 beds are now armed in intensive care, said this Thursday, April 8, government spokesman Gabriel Attal, adding however that the braking measures recently taken in the face of Covid-19”seem to work».

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One of the government’s priorities, “it is to anticipate the arrival of the peak in intensive care, by continuing to equip more intensive care beds», Explained the Secretary of State when leaving the Council of Ministers, recalling that nearly 31,000 French people are hospitalized, including 5,746 in intensive care. “In accordance with the announcements of the President of the Republic, we have already increased to nearly 8,000 armed beds in intensive care and we will continue to gradually rise to above 10,000. [lits] whenever it is necessary“, He said, welcoming”the work of caregivers who fight day and night against the epidemic.»

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More widely in the country, the health situation is “worrying» and even «extremely worrying” in “some regions so far a little more spared”, For example, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, where the number of patients admitted to critical care has increased by 25% in one week. “The incidence rate in our country remains very high» with «more than 400 cases per 100,000 inhabitants». So “now is not the time to let go“, He insisted, even if”we have the first encouraging signals in the sixteen departments where additional braking measures were taken on March 20».

«The measures seem to be working», «we are starting to see that the extra efforts are paying off» and «we have every reason to hope and believe that their impact will be sufficient to reverse the epidemic“, he said. The objective formulated by Emmanuel Macron to start by reopening, by May 15, “some cultural places and some terraces» is a «course which mobilizes the government today in the preparation of this deadline»Added Gabriel Attal.

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