Coronavirus: another 1,000 patients hospitalized in healthcare establishments in the Region

Health check, confinement …: find information on the coronavirus epidemic and its direct consequences in Nièvre and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté this Friday, May 8.

This article will be updated regularly, in order to share the most exhaustive information possible on the subject.

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Less pressure on resuscitation services

In the Nièvre, no results in the Nièvre for the past 24 hours. We will have to wait until Monday, May 11. Between Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May, there were no new deaths, according to Denis Thuriot, mayor of Nevers and chairman of the committee of elected officials of the Territorial Hospital Group (all Nivernais hospitals except that of Clamecy). And no case of a coronavirus patient in the intensive care unit at Nevers hospital. On the other hand, 24 residents (+1) were hospitalized in the Covid area in the follow-up care and rehabilitation service of the Colbert gerontology center in Nevers.

After 238 new tests, in particular at the Ehpad in Château-Chinon where a suspect case had been detected, no positive result had been noted. The number of people tested positive therefore remained at 275 since the start of the epidemic, out of 1,739 tested. No health personnel had tested positive in recent days, and 72 were cured (+ 2). Denis Thuriot said, however, that he did not yet have the return of tests from the Luzy nursing home, where a suspect case was also identified. All residents and staff were also there undergoing testing, about 200 people. A screening campaign will be carried out on Monday 11 May at the Henri-Dunant establishment in La Charité-sur-Loire.

196 people who had been hospitalized have now been cured (+ 11 since Thursday May 7).

Deaths in hospitals in the Nièvre:

  • 87-year-old man from La Charité-sur-Loire, announced on May 6
  • a 69-year-old woman residing in Nevers, announced on April 22
  • 76-year-old woman from Nevers announced on April 21
  • a 59 year old man living in Treigny (Yonne), announced on April 19.
  • a 61-year-old man from Saint-Benin-d’Azy, an 87-year-old man from the long-term care unit (USLD) in Nevers, and a 90-year-old man from Prémery, announced on April 18.
  • a 92-year-old man from Nevers, announced on April 16.
  • a 91-year-old woman living in Varennes-Vauzelles, a 92-year-old woman living in Nevers and an 84-year-old man living in Saint-Père, announced on April 14.
  • a 72-year-old man living in Nevers, announced on April 13, and a 92-year-old woman living in Nevers, announced on April 13.
  • a 90-year-old man from Nevers, announced on April 10.
  • a 64-year-old man, living in La Machine, announced on April 7 (the family of Jean-Pierre Dorigo, who died on April 6 at the hospital in Nevers, wishes to clarify that it is not about him)
  • an 89-year-old man living in Cosne-sur-Loire, announced on April 3
  • a 70 year old man living in Marzy, who was in intensive care at the hospital in Nevers, announced on April 2
  • 90-year-old Nevers man announced April 1
  • a 92-year-old man living in Varennes-Vauzelles, “presenting other pathologies”, and a 90-year-old woman living in Dornes, announced on March 31.

“The Nevers agglomeration hospital is preparing to welcome more people under secure conditions for everyone, including for the testing of hospital patients,” said the mayor of Nevers. “In addition, a drive will soon be installed to test outdoors, in a car park at the hospital, under the aegis of private laboratories”.

Clamecy hospital is part of a group with Auxerre, Tonnerre and Avallon, in Yonne. “This is a so-called third-line hospital in the fight against the coronavirus,” explains Claudine Boisorieux, former mayor of Clamecy and still president of the hospital’s supervisory board, while waiting for her successor, Nicolas Bourdoune, take office. “It can accommodate patients who require medical supervision but does not have an intensive care unit for the most serious cases”.

The Clamecycois hospital thus has six beds dedicated to welcoming people affected by the epidemic. If the condition of these patients worsens and requires resuscitation, they are transferred to Auxerre or Nevers, depending on the places available. No death from the coronavirus was deplored in the upper Nivernais.

Fewer patients come to Nevers emergency room: doctors worry

In Burgundy-Franche-Comté, “the Covid-19 epidemic continues its slow decline and the pressure on the health system is gradually decreasing,” said the Regional Health Agency of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, in its press release on Sunday, May 10.

To date, 1,000 hospitalizations are underway in our region for severe forms of COVID-19, including 106 in intensive care units. 926 deaths are recorded in health establishments; 2,786 people were discharged from hospital.

“These data confirm the continuing decline of the epidemic in the region but also the necessary caution to be observed by each of us during the deconfinement phase so as not to jeopardize this encouraging trend.”

Why is Nièvre placed in the “red” departments?

Contact tracing: from Monday 11 May, if a person thinks they have symptoms of the coronavirus, they will have to contact their local doctor, or, failing that, the 15th who will redirect them to an available doctor. The doctor, if he considers the symptoms consistent, will order a test for the patient and other people in his household. They must then remain confined for 8 to 10 days.

Health insurance will identify people who have been in contact with the patient during their incubation period and will contact them by phone to inform them of the situation. These people will also need to stay confined and monitor their temperature twice a day. As for the ARS, it will remain vigilant regarding the grouping of positive cases to identify possible clusters.

Education: the Rector of the Academy of Dijon encourages the return to school, even if it is not compulsory. 80% of schools in the Region will reopen. “It is an educational, social, psychological and economic imperative,” she argued.

As for the calendar, the pre-school year will go well on May 11 and 12 for teachers and administrative teams. It will aim to discuss the past period and plan the organization of classes. On May 14, it will be back to class for the pivotal levels, namely the large section, the CP and the CM2. But some small rural classes, if they are ready and the sanitary conditions are met, may also reopen on May 12. There will be no more than 10 students per class in kindergarten and no more than 15 in elementary. Priority will be given to dropout students and students with disabilities.

Schools reopening on May 14: a headache for Nivernais mayors

Colleges and high schools will not reopen for the time being. “The situation will be reassessed at the end of May to consider reopening on June 2,” hopes the Rector, who is working in this direction. “Until then, educational continuity continues”.

All the students who stay at home will be divided equally between the different teachers. It will therefore not necessarily be the pupil’s usual teacher who will follow up. “But a bit like when a sick professor is replaced by another,” said the Rector.

The ARS did not communicate the deaths in medico-social establishments until April 3. These figures were not updated on April 4 and 6, from April 12 to 22, from April 24 to 28 and from May 1 to 10.


– Throughout the Nièvre, access to the banks and towpaths of national watercourses and canals of the department, as well as to the cycle routes along them is prohibited from April 3. “You absolutely must avoid [les promenades], especially since the weather is good [le week-end], making it obviously tempting, but alas far too risky, “said the mayor of Nevers.

– Several municipalities and the Nièvre prefecture have decided to tighten the rules on confinement. Click here for details.

– The prefecture of Nièvre has published the list of establishments that can continue to receive the public. To consult by clicking here.

– “The movement of citizens going to a blood drive is authorized by the state authorities because donations are vital and essential for treating patients”, announces the French Blood Establishment.
To go to a collection site (click here to know where to give), complete the certificate or a declaration on your honor, on the grounds of assistance to vulnerable people. All precautionary measures are implemented on all collections to avoid the risk of virus transmission.

Containment: no, you cannot present your exit certificate on your phone

Canceled or postponed events

Services and trade


CIDFF. The information center on the rights of women and families (CIDFF) no longer welcomes the public, but leaves its telephone lines open (03.45. 52.31.14) as well as its email (

Trade. A directory and a map have been produced in order to communicate with consumers in Nivernais about open establishments or services accessible to all during the confinement period.

Immigration. The prefecture of Nièvre informs that the immigration and integration service is closed “for an indefinite period”. For persons “foreigners in a regular situation, a certain number of documents,” which would expire from March 16, “sees their validity extended by three months: long-stay visas, residence permits, temporary authorizations to stay, asylum request certificates and residence permit receipts “. For any information: or from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday to Friday, at

The ICC. The Nièvre Chamber of Commerce and Industry) has set up an information and support unit to answer questions from business managers, traders and service providers:

The primary health insurance fund urges everyone to favor paperless contact channels. Until the containment measures are lifted, the physical reception points will be closed. In the coming days, the telephone response may be very disrupted in certain departments.
To contact the health insurance services, it is now advisable to privilege the personal account on and on smartphone and tablet applications. It makes it possible to carry out most of the most common procedures: follow up on reimbursements, obtain a certificate of rights or a statement of daily allowances, update personal information (telephone, bank details …). If it is no longer possible to request an appointment online, the services may, however, call the insured following an email, to assist them in their efforts and deal with the most urgent questions.

Markets. Regarding the markets, some have obtained an exemption to remain open. Find here the list of affected markets, or not.

The Sieeen has closed its reception to the public but ensures continuity of remote service: for computer breakdowns via its extranet, for public lighting (, or in case of emergency), for the heating network service (, for the household waste service and any other request (

DDT. The regional departmental management has closed its reception to the public but its services can be contacted by email (preferred) or via a telephone reception. The contact details of the various services can be found here.


Occasional and semi-occasional traders from the covered markets are authorized; permanent food traders will only be present on foreign markets, the city announces. Registrations in public schools for the next school year are suspended, the education reception is closed to the public.

Markets, recycling centers, buses, cemeteries …: the city of Nevers adapts to confinement

Merchants from Saint-Arigle have organized themselves to set up a delivery service to their customers. And they are not the only ones to offer new services during containment.

A farmer’s drive has also been set up with a system of baskets of different sizes to be ordered in advance and picked up by car in the middle of the week.


Faced with the new instructions, the municipalities or structures of Sud-Nivernais have taken new measures. Update on what works and what is stopped at Decize, La Machine, Cercy-la-Tour and Dornes here.

The Decize socio-cultural center also remains active and united “as far as possible” to fight against isolation and support the inhabitants in this difficult period. Find here the measures and actions implemented.

In terms of shops, in Decize and the surrounding area, local producers, craftsmen and traders continue their activity while respecting the precautionary measures. Sectors where home delivery is on the rise.


A service has just been set up by the town hall to help single people who cannot get around.

An online directory is offered by the community of municipalities, indicating the name and activity of local traders and producers, who are open during the confinement period and are likely to deliver to their homes. The list is open and merchants invited to register.


Clamecy is no exception to the rule. A number of services and structures have had to close their doors. In parallel, the city launched a safeguard plan for the tradesmen and the craftsmen, and a local plan of solidarity to come to the aid of the fragile and in difficulty people.

Closed, maintained services …: how the Haut Nivernais Val d’Yonne intermunicipal association copes with the coronavirus crisis


Parking in the blue zone adapts to Nevers. It is now considered to be in the white zone, that is to say authorized and free up to 7 consecutive days.

The bus network of the agglomeration of Nevers operates on short school holiday timetables on all lines.

The Coursinelle does not circulate


The Burgundy-Franche-Comté Chamber of Trades and Crafts offers services to help artisans. “Our teams respond by telephone as well as by email to questions from companies. At any time, companies can ask to be called back by an advisor (click here).”

Advisers are specially mobilized to support and guide companies that need it, says the CMA, which regularly publishes information on its Facebook page. The chamber has suspended its physical receptions.
CMA of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, territorial direction of Nièvre,;


All sports and competitions are stopped until further notice.

Between postponements and cancellations, update on the next Nivernais sporting events

What to do in case of doubt?

Various health regulations (generally applied in the event of an influenza epidemic) are issued: wash your hands frequently, cough or sneeze into your elbow, greet without shaking hands, avoid kissing … It is possible to consult them here.

The slightest doubt about possible contamination coronavirus must be managed by the Samu (15). In no case should you go directly to your doctor or the emergency room to limit the spread of the virus in the event of possible contamination. A number has also been set up by the State: 0800.130.000.

ARS Bourgogne-Franche-Comté reminds people to be measured and to “book 15 calls to real medical emergencies and, in the case of coronavirus, to people with severe symptoms “. For non-urgent requests, call your doctor.

People returning from an area considered to be at risk (list on March 26) must observe certain instructions: check their temperature twice a day, avoid contact with so-called “fragile” people (the elderly, children, pregnant women …), monitor the appearance of symptoms of respiratory infection …


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