What is the impact of the confinements on weekends, put in place by the authorities in certain departments of France? The inhabitants of the Alpes-Maritimes coast and the Dunkirk agglomeration (North) were subjected to it for more than a month. Review of these measures, one month later.
In the intensive care unit of the Nice University Hospital (Alpes-Maritimes), the atmosphere remains tense: 24 patients are hospitalized and require constant vigilance. However, for the past week, intensive care admissions have been declining. Every morning, the head of the service identifies the beds available in all hospitals in the Alpes-Maritimes. On Saturday March 27, the news is encouraging: 15 places have become available.
In the Alpes-Maritimes, confined for a month, the incidence rate of Covid-19 has fallen. It now stands at 413 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. For the people of Nice, it is confirmation that their efforts are paying off. “To continue the efforts a little to have a quiet summer, that may be necessary”, admits a resident. In the agglomeration of Dunkirk (North), also confined, the incidence rate has been halved in one month.