Coronavirus : in the Finistère, the reproductive rate exceeds 3 % - The Point

The health situation in the Finistère is " under control ", although "fairly quick" and a " source of concern ", warned Monday the prefect of the departme

Coronavirus : in the Finistère, the reproductive rate exceeds 3 % - The Point

The health situation in the Finistère is " under control ", although "fairly quick" and a " source of concern ", warned Monday the prefect of the department of Pascal Lelarge, pointing the finger at " the strong tourist pressure ". The situation is changing quite fast since the weekend of July 14 " and " source of concern ", assured Pascal Lelarge during a press conference, ensuring, however, that it was " under control ".

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" The main vector currently for the virus to spread, this is when even the intermixing of population related to the holidays ", he noted, showing a strong " tourist pressure ". This evolution is the fact " the emergence of sporadic cases, not on a large scale ", he added. "The situation is worrying because there has been an upsurge in the number of confirmed cases," noted the departmental delegate of the regional Agency of health (ARS) of Brittany Jean-Paul Mongeat. "It's still moderate as it is below the national thresholds, but we can not predict the evolution," he estimated, adding that the north of Finistère was the most affected, and in particular the region brestoise.

The number of cases increased more rapidly since Friday,

The reproduction rate of effective virus (or " R effective ", based on the tests virological positive) is currently 3.1% in the Finistère, he said. At the national level, it is about 1.2 %, according to public Health France. As for the incidence rate for 100 000 inhabitants, it is 15.3 (compared to 4.3 for the whole of the territory at the end of last week). The prefect of the Finistère has made it mandatory for the wearing of the mask as soon as Thursday on the markets the busiest in the department, as well as in enclosed areas open to the public.

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At the level of the Britain, since Friday, " the number of cases tested positive for the Covid-19 has increased more quickly and is passed to the date of 20 July to + 143 case ", according to the release on Monday of the regional Agency of health (ARS).

However, since Friday, no new hospitalization due to the Covid was not recorded, and no new patient was admitted in the intensive care unit, according to the ARS, which records, however, a death (or 262 since the start of the pandemic). The institution specifies that, in total, like before the weekend, 71 patients are hospitalized for Covid and 3 are in icu. At the national level, the mask is mandatory in transit since may 11, and from Monday, also in enclosed public places.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 06:33

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