Covid-19: hospitals in the Grand Est under high voltage

The situation is worrying in this region where the occupancy rate of intensive care beds is high.

Perspective “inevitable”: It is in these terms that the mayor of Nancy, Mathieu Klein, mentioned the possibility of a reconfinement, Monday in an interview given to Franceinfo. “Here, in the Grand Est, and particularly in Lorraine and Nancy, the circulation of the virus has accelerated sharply over the past two weeks, three weeks (…), said the socialist mayor. In the hospital, the situation is very tense, even though we are not yet in the process of measuring the exact effects of what Christmas has been. ” For several days, the mayor of Nancy and other elected officials from the Grand Est have been calling for strong and rapid measures to stem the epidemic.

After remaining at a very low level all summer, the number of Covid patients in hospitals in the region began to increase again in the weeks following the start of the school year. The second confinement of October 29 had a beneficial effect, but of short duration: hospitalizations started to rise again from the first fortnight.

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