Covid: “There will be 600 dead per day by a few weeks”, Pr. Jean-François Timsit warns

Published by Caroline J. · Published on 26 April 2021 at 11h54
How will the health situation evolve in the coming days in France? Interview on LCI this April 21, head of ICU and infectious disease unit at Paris Hôpital Bichat, Pr. Jean-François Timsit shared his concerns. Explaining his service was “drowning”, the doctor estimates the country is heading to “600 dead per day by a few weeks”.

On the occasion of a new press brief, Jean Castex confirmed some “daytime” trip restrictions will be lifted starting May 3. And as Emmanuel Macron might speak next week to address the likely reopening of cultural places from mid-May some specialists are worries about this upcoming easing of restrictions.

This April 21, 2021, interview on this matter on LCI, head of ICU and infectious disease unit at Paris Hôpital Bichat, Pr. Jean-François Timsit said his service was “drowning”, considering France is heading to “600 dead per day by a few weeks”.

And Pr. Timsit is not the only one to be worried for the coming weeks. This past Monday already, epidemiologist Dominique Costagliola – head of research at INSERM – said the current situation could not enable to expect a “soon improvement” or even “any decrease” by late May.

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As Emmanuel Macron has announced travel restrictions will be progressively lifted early May, INSERM epidemiologist Dominique Costagliola told France Inter that because of the current situation there is “no soon improvement to expect” or even “any decrease” by late May in the country. [Read more]

According to the latest data reported by the government on Wednesday evening, there were 5,959 patients in resuscitation units for Covid-19 infection, against 5,984 on Tuesday. The hospital pressure remains very high. To date, 101,881 people have died of Covid-19 in France.

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