The figures are " on the decline " in Mayenne, where an abnormal increase in the circulation of Covid-19 had been observed in early July, and the actions taken to impose the mask, screen and isolate are going " in the right direction ", indicated Tuesday August 4 the ARS.
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" We confirm a downward trend in the incidence rate and the positivity rate and, with all usual reservations, we can say that our action plan (...) is going in the right direction ", indicated Tuesday the director general of the ARS of Pays de la Loire, Jean-Jacques Coiplet, during a telephone conference in which the prefect of the department participated. The incidence rate, " that is to say the number of positive people reported to 100,000 inhabitants ", is " around 50 per 100,000 inhabitants ", he added, specifying that the positivity rate was by 1.4%.
The prefect of Mayenne, Jean-Francis Treffel, enumerated the various measures taken over the past month, including the wearing of the compulsory mask imposed in public places of 69 municipalities, isolation " for a fortnight of sixty people ", Or even the realization of" 41,457 tests in a little more than fifteen days ", a figure which he qualified as" exceptional ".
These measures aim " to avoid a reconfinement, it is necessary to mask oneself so as not to have to reconfinement ", he underlined, specifying that a local reconfinement was " a hypothesis which I exclude completely with this stage ”. The ARS is " neither alarmist nor lax ", argued Jean-Jacques Coiplet, after notably the words of the president of the departmental council of Mayenne, Olivier Richefou, who had accused Monday the regional health agency of " stigmatizing " his department by publishing " alarmist figures ".
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“ Mayenne is a beautiful country in which to live and where we can welcome all those who wish to join us. All the measures that have been adopted are in fact protective measures which testify that we can live in safety in our department, ”explained the prefect, Jean-Francis Treffel, for his part.
No specificity specific to the department has been identified to explain the increase in the circulation of the virus at the beginning of July, they added, describing a " complex situation ", in which outbreaks were identified in particular in " companies of treatment of meat ”and in environments“ in the field of precariousness ”.