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Coronavirus: multiple million Ile-de-France residents invited to be screened

This can be a letter that applies to free Covid screening, in a laboratory of your alternative. 1.Four million Ile-de-France residents (over 10% of the inhabitants) will obtain this letter from Well being Insurance coverage within the coming days. Youngsters beneath 10 usually are not affected.

It’s a query of figuring out the “dormant clusters”, to make use of the expression of the Minister of Well being, Olivier Véran, or extra exactly the hidden clusters, to keep away from the unfold of the virus that we all know continues to be energetic in probably the most affected by the epidemic.

"The thought is to not go away a blind spot within the surveillance of the illness," repeats Aurélien Rousseau, head of the Ile-de-France regional well being company. Final week, 32 hospitalizations for Covid nonetheless passed off day-after-day, 2.Four instances greater than anyplace else in France. Thus far, over 4,000 Covid sufferers have been hospitalized, together with round 300 in intensive care.

The 32 cities chosen have been chosen in accordance with three standards: contamination price above the nationwide common, proportion of checks carried out beneath the typical, and the financial and social scenario of the municipality. They’re usually among the many most affected by the epidemic (eight in Seine-Saint-Denis, eight in Val-d'Oise, particularly), with a file extra mortality, which the Regional Well being Observatory (ORS) handed to display screen.

These research, commissioned by the ARS, have led, since deconfinement, to rising the variety of “barnums”, as these walk-in screenings are referred to as, on the foot of the towers. The place it takes longer than elsewhere to resolve to go to the physician.

"Capturing the joys of the epidemic"

"We additionally see individuals of their thirties, with out signs which can be optimistic," notes a health care provider who takes half in these samples. 19,000 individuals have been screened in 85 operations, for 1% of optimistic circumstances, signifies the ARS. They’re then adopted and requested to isolate themselves to keep away from any contamination.

Letters despatched by Well being Insurance coverage will attain 700 instances extra individuals. "Even when 10 or 20% of the recipients of those letters take the check, it will enable us to seize the thrills", explains Aurélien Rousseau.

"What we observe day-after-day, he continues, these are locations the place the incidence goes up, there is no such thing as a resumption of the epidemic, however it’s nonetheless energetic. This operation is not going to be the final. The barnums may also proceed, and 6 different areas might additionally ship vouchers for a free Covid check.

The cities involved

In Seine-et-Marne, these are Melun and Montereau-Fault-Yonne.

Within the Yvelines, Elancourt, Mantes-la-Jolie, Les Mureaux, Limay, Mantes-la-Ville, Trappes are involved.

Within the Essonne, the letters can be despatched to the inhabitants of Grigny and Evry-Courcouronnes.

Within the Hauts-de-Seine, La Garenne-Colombes, Colombes, Nanterre, Gennevilliers are involved.

In Seine-Saint-Denis, eight municipalities are focused: Gagny, Bobigny, Stains, Bondy, Drancy, Le Bourget, Epinay-sur-Seine and Sevran.

Within the Val-de-Marne Villejuif and Limeil-Brévannes have been chosen.

Within the Val-d'Oise, eight cities have been chosen: Goussainville, Garges-lès-Gonesse, Cergy, Argenteuil, Bezons, Gonesse, Sarcelles and Villiers-le-Bel.