Two medical trains carrying patients from Ile-et-France already arrived on Wednesday April 1 in Brittany. - Loïc Venance / AFP

The transfer of severely Covid-19 patients to areas less affected by the virus continues. This Sunday, two medical trains carrying 48 patients from Ile-de-France are expected during the day in Brittany. “The first train will transport patients to Vannes, Lorient and Quimper. The second train will allow the transfer of patients distributed between Rennes, Saint-Malo, Morlaix and Brest, "said the Regional Health Agency of Brittany Saturday evening in a statement.

On March 24, six patients from Haut-Rhin had already joined the hospitals of Brest and Quimper on board a military aircraft. Two trains had also transported 36 patients from Ile-de-France on Wednesday before their transfer to several hospitals in the region.

Like all regions relatively spared from coronavirus, Brittany participates in national solidarity by welcoming patients from the most affected regions such as the East or Ile-de-France. According to the latest assessment provided on Saturday by the ARS, the Brittany region currently lists 1,285 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Among them, 109 were still in the intensive care unit. The region also deplores 74 deaths, five more than the day before.


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