A new evacuation of coronavirus patients in the Grand Est is planned for Friday, as the epidemic is growing in the country with nearly 1,700 deaths. Including a 16-year-old girl who became the youngest victim.

A new evacuation of coronavirus patients in the Grand Est is planned for Friday, as the epidemic is growing in the country with nearly 1,700 deaths. Including a 16-year-old girl who became the youngest victim.

(.) – To relieve hospitals in the Grand Est, this evacuation by air comes the day after an unprecedented transfer of patients from the East to other regions by medical TGV, in order to ease the pressure on establishments. of care. Emmanuel Macron gathers the social partners in audioconference at 11 a.m., to discuss in particular the means of reconciling the pursuit of economic activity and the protection of employees during the health crisis, while the derogations from labor law worry unions.

New data on the pandemic in Luxembourg show 1,950 people affected by covid-19 and 21 dead. Either 110 cases and three additional deaths in 24 hours. To follow in our liveticker.

While Luxembourg had one more death on Thursday, 365 additional deaths have been saved in 24 hours in France. The epidemic continues to escalate and raises fears of an imminent saturation of resuscitation servicesIle-de-France. Julie A., the16-year-old girl died in hospital.

“We will never have an answer, it is unlivable,” told . his mother, Sabine, recounting his ordeal after first negative tests at Covid-19, then a positive test. Called in the middle of the night by the hospital, adds Sabine, “I panicked, there are words that make you understandShe said, talking about her daughter’s last moments.

“Extremely rare” in young people

For the Director General of Health, Professor Jérôme Salomon, the information concerning the young girl is “important, since the severe forms in young people are extremely rare” “They happen from time to time for multiple reasons. We see it in particular in certain viral infections (with) extremely severe exceptional forms ”, he underlined.

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Thursday evening, latest balance sheet brought the number of Covid-19 deaths recorded in hospital to 1,696 since the start of the epidemic in late January, and 3,375 patients were in intensive care (+548 in one day), out of a total of 13.904 (+ 2.365) patients hospitalized in France.

Philippe Juvin, head of the emergency department at the Pompidou hospital in Paris, suggested a “massive” transfer of patients to “regions of France and D’EuropeWhere the epidemic will not arrive for two or three weeks, deploring the shortages of protective equipment and tests everywhere in France. “Sometimes I ask myself the question: what are we not missing?” he launched.

Cruel situation in retirement homes

The epidemic, which killed at least five doctors, also killed the first ranks in the ranks of the gendarmerie. The situation is particularly cruel in retirement homes where the number of deaths is not exactly known, but is at least in the tens of deaths.

The operation is unprecedented. This Thursday morning ambulances arrive at Strasbourg station. Preparations are underway to evacuate 20 patients from eastern France to hospitals in the Pays-de-la-Loire on a medical TGV.

The government will announce “in a few days” the probable extension of containment. The Scientific Council recommended lengthening it, suggesting a total of six weeks, or until the end of April.

On the treatment side, chloroquine, currently being tested but which is debating, can be administered “under the responsibility of a doctor”, to patients with coronavirus: its use is now governed by a decree published Thursday in the Official Journal.

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