The Grand Est Regional Health Agency (ARS) announced Monday, October 26 that it had asked all health establishments to trigger the “
” to “
deal with the significant epidemic rebound
This request, addressed to establishments on Friday, is justified by the "
exceptional health situation
", underlines the ARS in a press release.
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This is a strong message to the population who must see in it the absolute need to strengthen barrier gestures
," said the Nancy University Hospital in a press release.
Something serious is happening right now,
" said Dr Nicolas Lefebvre, head of the infectious disease department at the Strasbourg University Hospital, during a press conference.
We are quite worried when we see the wall that we will face in the coming weeks
At the Strasbourg CHRU, 100% of the beds in the infectious disease department are occupied by patients with Covid-19.
Additional patients began to be admitted to the cardiology, pulmonology, internal medicine and geriatrics departments.
We are at 83 hospitalized patients
" because of the epidemic, "
including 13 in intensive care,
" said Professor Jean-Marie Danion, president of the establishment medical commission.
This figure has been multiplied by 3 in 10 days.
We cannot stress enough the need to respect barrier measures in all circumstances
Incidence multiplied by 10
The white plan had already been activated at the regional level by the ARS of Île-de-France.
It has also been activated in a more localized manner in Lille, Lyon, Grenoble or Saint-Etienne.
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According to data from Public Health France, the weekly incidence rate on October 22 was 465.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Strasbourg metropolis, a figure higher than that of the Greater Paris metropolis (444.8) or Marseille (465.5).
The figures recorded for the metropolitan areas of Metz (337.5) and Nancy (297) are also above the maximum alert threshold, set at 250 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The health situation deteriorated rapidly in the Grand Est region: between September 22 and October 23, the incidence rate was multiplied by 10 in Haute-Marne and in the Vosges, by 7 in the Aube, by 5 in Moselle, by 4.5 in Bas-Rhin and by 4 in Haut-Rhin.
The white plan is a device which should make it possible to "
immediately mobilize all kinds of resources
" available to hospitals "
in the event of an influx of patients
", recalls the ARS.
It thus wishes to implement a “
” for resuscitation capacities, and “
guarantee the mobilization
” of medical and paramedical personnel.
It also calls for "
" between all health professionals, whether public or private, city or hospital, employees or liberal.
In conclusion, the ARS welcomes the “
” and the mobilization of professionals during the first wave of the epidemic, in the spring, which particularly affected the Grand Est region.
It is this same solidarity that will make it possible to cope with the second wave of the epidemic which has started
", she assures us.