Visiting Mayenne this Friday, August 7, Professor Jérôme Salomon, Director General of Health, assured the press that the department " could go back below the vigilance threshold in the coming days ", while he is facing a " bashing " in recent weeks, due to a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
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“ You may have felt persecuted, but you were in fact pioneers; your example must be followed by others ”, said Jérôme Salomon, assuring that“ the indicators are trending downwards ”.
" The incidence is falling faster than the screening rate, a sign that the virus is circulating less actively, " said Jean-Jacques Coiplet, director general of ARS Pays de la Loire, also present at this conference. hurry. " We are in a downward trend." With a positivity rate of 1.1% and an incidence rate (per 1,000,000 people) amounting to 36.3%, it is " now one of the lowest rates " in the region. . More than 16% of the Mayenne population has been tested to date, he added.
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In Mayenne, there has not been a new “ cluster ” (or epidemic focus) since July 31. 25 have been identified, 22 are still active and three have been closed, that is to say without new positive cases linked to the initial outbreak. The prefect of Mayenne Jean-French Treffel however recalled that " authorizations for gatherings of more than 10 people will be refused until August 31 ".