The Rennes CHU is on the front line to receive patients with Brittany's coronavirus. - C. Allain / 20 Minutes

A reason for hope in this dark period. After having left their establishment in the Paris region in deep sleep, some patients suffering from the coronavirus transferred to Brittany are doing better. Less than a week after their arrival in the west, some woke up, with the surprise of being treated in Brittany. According to the director of the Regional Health Agency Stéphane Mulliez, ten of the 83 patients suffering from severe forms of Covid-19 transferred to Breton hospitals have been able to leave the intensive care units.

The first arrived on Wednesday April 1 and were welcomed in Rennes, Saint-Brieuc and Brest. The following were transferred on April 5 and dispersed in several hospitals in Brittany. Relatively spared from the epidemic, the region has shown "solidarity" with overwhelmed Parisian hospitals, welcoming 83 patients seriously affected by Covid-19.

This Friday, 129 patients were in intensive care in the region, including 73 from the Paris region. The region's current capacity is evaluated at 164 beds in these services treating the most infected patients. A figure that could climb to 200 if necessary.

No other scheduled transfers

Should Brittany expect to receive other health transfers? "Our capacities are not saturated but we are not preparing new medical evacuations," said the director of ARS Brittany. Also because the Ile-de-France and the Grand-Est, regions most affected by the virus, see the tension decrease in their hospitals. Containment works.


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