Of the 70 intensive care beds dedicated to Covid-19 in Bouches-du-Rhône, there are only three places left.
At the microphone of Europe 1, Pr Dominique Rossi, president of the medical establishment commission of the AP-HM, wants the population "to take responsibility".
Nearly 25,000 new cases in three days, indicators that continue to deteriorate overall, 28 departments in the red zone: throughout France, the coronavirus epidemic continues to gain ground.
The situation is particularly worrying in the Bouches-du-Rhône, where health professionals warn of the rising tension in hospitals, and in particular in intensive care units on the verge of saturation.
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Because of the 70 intensive care beds dedicated to Covid-19 in the department, there are only three places left.
As for the 230 other intensive care beds for conventional operations, they are 95% full.
And there is no question for the moment of deprogramming operations.
"The population must take responsibility"
At the microphone of Europe 1, Pr Dominique Rossi, president of the medical establishment commission of the AP-HM, therefore calls for vigilance.
"The profile of patients arriving in intensive care is as serious as in March-April. They are exactly the same patients," he assures us.
"Help us, we are on a ridge line," he continues, warning that "at one point, it will be to the detriment of the rest".
"We would like to avoid what happened in March-April, we do not want to do just Covid", he continues.
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“Be responsible,” says the professional again.
"Let us manage places for the Covid as well as possible, but also for all the people who are waiting for heavy treatment and who will need resuscitation."
For Dominique Rossi, it is necessary "that the population takes responsibility. It is good civic sense".
In the meantime, in all the hospitals in the area, the crisis units are reactivated.