As of Wednesday April 28, 2021: the occupancy rate of intensive care beds decreases timidly in the most affected metropolitan regions (Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and PACA) but is rising in d ‘ others (Normandy, Pays de la Loire, New Aquitaine). Only Brittany and Corsica see a significant decrease in the pressure in intensive care.
Initial capacity is fully saturated in 11 regions
In the Overseas Territories, the rate goes back to Mayotte and explodes in Guadeloupe and Guyana, exceeding the entire initial capacity of these regions, where, moreover, vaccination is very late. The initial capacity is now fully saturated in the majority of regions (11 of 18). All other regions are above the health emergency threshold.
Graphic. Evolution of the occupancy rate of intensive care beds in the French regions over the last four weeks. The blue dotted line represents the maximum alert level (set at 30% by the government), the red dotted line represents the health emergency level (set at 60%) and the black dotted line the initial capacity in the region (before the pandemic). Click to view larger. Credit: Nicolas Gutierrez C.
1. The thresholds in the graph have been modified to adopt the new alert levels set up by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health: maximum alert (30%) and health emergency (60%).
2. Due to the time lag between the time of infection and admission to ICU (approximately two weeks), Wednesday’s data actually reflects the state of the epidemic two to three weeks ago.