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Covid-19: the "slow improvement" continues in Moselle, hospitals remain under pressure

2021-03-09T14:22:52.388Z

The health situation in the Moselle department, one of the most affected by the Covid-19, continues to “ slowly improve ” but the hospital structures remain “ under very strong pressure ”, the prefect and the director of the Department said on Tuesday March 9. CHR of Metz-Thionville. Read also: Covid-19: Moselle ulcerated by German restrictions We are witnessing " the continued slow improvement



The health situation in the Moselle department, one of the most affected by the Covid-19, continues to “

slowly improve

” but the hospital structures remain “

under very strong pressure

”, the prefect and the director of the Department said on Tuesday March 9. CHR of Metz-Thionville.

Read also: Covid-19: Moselle ulcerated by German restrictions

We are witnessing "

the continued slow improvement of the situation

", indicated at a press conference the prefect of Moselle Laurent Touvet who had already mentioned last week "

some encouraging signs

" for this department placed by the government among the 23 under reinforced surveillance, in particular because of the presence of variants.

Among the "

encouraging signs

" which "

are confirmed

" for the Moselle, the drop in the incidence rate, 253 per 100,000 Monday evening, against 284 a week ago and after a "

peak at 315

" on February 22, noted Laurent Touvet, welcoming "

a significant drop

".

The incidence rate in the elderly has also fallen, a "

very likely

"

consequence

of vaccination.

According to Laurent Touvet, "

nearly half

" of the Moselle population over 75 has already been vaccinated.

In total, there were 122,500 injections performed on 91,590 people who received "

at least one injection

", or 9% of the departmental population, detailed the prefect while the Moselle recently received 30,000 vaccines to deal with the epidemic.

The situation in the hospitals of the department remains however “

rather tense

”, indicated Marie-Odile Saillard, general director of the CHR Metz-Thionville.

"

The figures are dropping a little bit in general

", she explained: from 200 Covid patients at the CHR "

a few days ago, we went to 171

", a decrease also observed "

on all the structures of the department

”.

But "

hospital structures

" remain despite everything "

under very strong pressure

", she insisted, especially for critical care beds, "

very, very high

".

Some transfers of patients have taken place in recent days to Alsatian hospitals, she added, specifying that, currently, the rate of deprogramming of interventions in Moselle health structures, both public and private, was "

around 50%

”.

Source: lefigaro

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