Caution is in order, but several scientists are observing: the Covid-19 epidemic in France is slowing down slightly. A week ago, there were 500 new hospitalizations per day in Île-de-France and 110 daily entries in intensive care. Martin Hirsch, director of Public Assistance-Hospitals of Paris (AP-HP) sees a lull. “These last three or four days, we rather see about 80 admissions per day to compare to 110, and rather about 400 admissions in hospitalization per day […] yes, we can speak, in the Île-de-France region, of the start of a downturn “, he said Monday, November 9.
At the national level, the reproduction rate of the virus is now 1.19, that is to say that a patient infects more than one person on average. To stop the epidemic, this rate should be lowered below 1. According to Jérôme Salomon, Director General of Health, this slowdown should be seen as a consequence of the curfew and the re-containment. Hope, thin, is not enough to relieve the hospital: the epidemic continues to grow.
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