The Pays de la Loire region is receiving 909,900 surgical masks and 58,000 FFP2 masks to combat the spread of coronavirus
They finally arrive. The Pays de la Loire Regional Health Agency confirmed Thursday 19th March 2020 the delivery of new masks to health establishments, pharmacies and doctors, as well as fragile people, as the epidemic of coronavirus arrives in the region.
58,000 FFP2 masks
The allocation for the region is 909,900 surgical masks and 58,000 FFP2 type masks, for a total of more than one million masks. Deliveries have started and will continue in the coming weeks.
[#COVID19fr] Point presse 19/3 :
➡️ Des masques ont commencé à être livrés en #PdL (livraisons vont se poursuivre semaines à venir) : 909 900 masques chirurgicaux & 58 000 masques FFP2
➡️ Tests ciblés sur les publics qui en ont le + besoin : EHPAD, personnes fragiles, ALD pic.twitter.com/0KJnGODTYq
— ARS Pays de la Loire (@ars_pdl) March 19, 2020
18 masks per week
The five hospital groups in the territory, one in each department, received their prizes this Thursday afternoon.
After the hospitals, the medical-social establishments and the city medicine must also be equipped in the coming days. For example, a liberal nurse will receive 18 masks for a week, “or three masks per day to be changed every four hours over six days,” calculated Dr Thierry Le Guen, head of health monitoring and exceptional health situations at the ARS.
“The chain is starting again in production and delivery”, greeted with relief the general manager, Jean-Jacques Coiplet.
23 people in intensive care
This Thursday afternoon, the region has 23 people in intensive care, tested positive or suspected of having contracted Covid-19. 200 resuscitation beds are available today, “there will be 400 in total by Sunday,” says Thierry Le Guen.