As of Wednesday, June 9, 2021: the occupancy rate of intensive care beds continues to drop in France and the majority of regions are already below the health emergency threshold, with the exception of Hauts-de-France. On the other hand, the rate increases in some overseas departments, in particular in Guyana which exceeds 250% of its initial capacity.
Five regions in the green
Four metropolitan regions are now below the maximum alert threshold (Brittany, New Aquitaine, Occitanie and Corsica), something unprecedented since October 21, 2020. With Martinique, five regions in total have already found a certain normality in intensive care units.
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.