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Ile-de-France: Covid-19 patients occupy 20% of intensive care beds

2020-09-19T09:43:58.101Z

The director general of the regional health agency (ARS) expects "a strong tension in 15 days-three weeks" to come.



About 20% of intensive care beds are occupied by patients with Covid-19 in Ile-de-France, said on Europe 1 Saturday Aurélien Rousseau, the director general of the regional health agency (ARS), who is expects "high tension in 15 days / 3 weeks".

"In Ile-de-France, we are progressing, with 2,500 people with Covid in hospital and 250 in intensive care, this means that around 20% of intensive care beds are occupied by people with Covid", he detailed.

If the progression is "slow", "these are important figures", he believes, with 27 new patients admitted to intensive care the day before.

"Resuscitation in this new phase is better targeted on severe cases", with "a decrease in the average duration of hospitalization in intensive care", but he anticipates all the same "a very great tension in 15 days / 3 weeks" with the risk of "having to wonder about deprogramming (of operations) targeted".

20 new screening centers in the region

Regarding screening capacities, he estimated that if the quantitative progression was "impressive", the number of tests rising from 45,000 in June to 230,000 last week in the region, "we have lost in quality, in respect of people. priority ”.

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"This is what we are in the process of putting in order", he assured, mentioning 20 new screening centers opened in the region from Monday: two per department and 6 in Paris "given the density ".

"We will be able to give the results in 24 hours for priority people", that is to say those who are referred by the doctor, who have symptoms, are contact cases, and health personnel and nursing homes , he said.

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“Our goal is to continue to provide these tests on a massive scale but to assume that when you have no symptoms, when you have not been in contact with a sick person, you can wait 5 or 6 days before have a test, ”he says.

Source: leparis

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