Daily Post – April 25th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

402 days since the 1st lockdown in March 2020


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Covid-19 – One more death in the Pyrenees-Orientales on Saturday, hospitalisations on the rise again in the Aude. The number of patients in intensive care in the region has increased over the past 24 hours.

The results of the epidemic in the region, in the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales on Saturday, according to figures from Santé publique France.

In the Aude, this Saturday evening, 146 people are hospitalized (8 more than Friday): 71 in conventional hospitalization (+8), 22 in intensive care (+1), 52 in follow-up care or long-term care (-1 compared to Friday) and 1 in other structures.
No additional deaths were reported on Saturday. In total, 329 people have died from Covid in the department.

In the Pyrénées-Orientales, 165 patients are hospitalized this Saturday (-2 in 24 h): 80 in conventional hospitalization (-2), 27 in intensive care (the same total as Friday), 56 in follow-up or long-term care (as much as Friday) and 2 in other structures.
1 additional death was recorded in the Pyrénées-Orientales on Saturday. The department counts 283 victims of Covid.

In the Occitanie region, this Saturday evening, 1853 people are hospitalized because of Covid (-37 in 24 hours): 951 in conventional hospitalization (-47), 410 in intensive care (+11), 481 in follow-up care or long-term care (-2 compared to Friday) and 11 in other sectors (+1).
In total, 4057 inhabitants of the Occitanie region have died from Covid-19, including 19 in the last 24 hours.


I made a comment on Friday on my disappointment with the Prime Minister’s press conference the evening before. Apparently I am not the only one who feels that way. Here follows an extract of an article in the Figaro Newspaper this morning.

“We already knew the Saturday night fever, the Sunday night blues, here is the Thursday night weariness. Jean Castex’s last press conference on the evolution of the health situation plunged the viewer into a subtle mixture of doubt and deep boredom. A cathodic high mass lasting one hour and fourteen minutes, during which the Prime Minister even took the time to wish his Health Minister, Olivier Véran, a happy birthday. The viewer raised an eyebrow.

This is not to neglect the need for transparency and pedagogy, well identified in public opinion. It was to meet this need that Édouard Philippe launched this new press conference format in March 2020: ministers, health administration officials and virologists taking turns at the podium, armed with curves and maps on the evolution of the epidemic. The exercise was already long, sometimes a little too self-congratulatory, and took place in the middle of a long, drawn-out conference.”


Three eggs have hatched, two to go.

I remind you of the webcam link https://www.sarralbe.fr/webcam.html


Looks like a not so pleasant day today

Not as nice as yesterday out there. Quite cloudy and it will get much worse during the day as behind the clouds coming up from Spain, this Sunday, comes a new episode of rising sand from the Sahara. This could once again cover a large part of southern France with an orange veil.


When in London next (God knows when that will be)

Thank you Lesley for the tip


Bison Futé
Vigie Crues
Open Street Map

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