Through Dorine Goth
The numbers keep climbing. Since Wednesday March 17, 2021, the Seine-Saint-Denis now has a coronavirus incidence rate more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This is the highest rate in France. This number is particularly scrutinized as the Prime Minister Jean Castex must speak this Thursday and announce new measures to control the epidemic by Ile-de-France.
” A disaster “
“In terms of health, we are reaching a disaster”, declared Monday on BFMTV Yves Cohen, head of the intensive care unit at the Avicenne hospital in Bobigny.
“We have extremely worrying figures, we are at nearly 500 in incidence, 140% occupancy rate [des lits de réanimation], and we are still being asked to make efforts to accommodate all patients in intensive care, which is extremely difficult, if not impossible, ”he added.
Half of the towns in the department with a rate greater than 500
Seine-Saint-Denis is now divided into two: the cities which have an incidence rate greater than 500 and those for which this rate is lower.
In all, 20 cities have now reached the alarming threshold of more than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the latest figures from Public Health France. A number that exploded. At the end of February, there were six of them.
These are the towns of Aubervilliers, Bagnolet, Bondy, Coubron, Drancy, Dugny, Epinay-sur-Seine, Le Blanc-Mesnil, Le Pré-Saint-Gervais, Le Raincy, Les Pavillons-sous-Bois, Livry- Gargan, Montfermeil, Neuilly-sur-Marne, Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, Romainville, Stains, Tremblay-en-France, Villemomble and Villetaneuse.
The other towns in the department have an incidence rate of between 250 and 500. A rate which remains high, however, and which corresponds to the maximum alert threshold.