Press release from the Prefecture of Saône-et-Loire (07/24):
From May 11 to July 23, 2020, 23,176 Covid19 screening tests were carried out in Saône-et-Loire. 167 people have tested positive and 982 identified as contact cases.
On July 24, according to the regional health agency, 8 people with the Covid19 virus were still hospitalized in hospitals and clinics in Saône-et-Loire. One patient was taken care of in intensive care, 1 person was still followed in follow-up and rehabilitation care. Since the start of the epidemic, 774 people had returned home after being hospitalized for Covid 19. In Saône-et-Loire, 201 people have died in hospitals as a result of Covid 19.
According to the epidemiological point of Public Health France of July 24, 2020, in Saône-et-Loire, 48 accommodation establishments for the elderly and dependent (EHPAD) had reported at least one case of Covid 19 between the 1st March and July 22. Over this same period, 505 residents and 380 staff were confirmed cases of Covid 19. Ninety-one residents had died of Covid 19 in EHPADs in Saône-et-Loire on July 23.
The virus is still circulating. The prefect of Saône-et-Loire, Jérôme Gutton, calls for the maintenance of the individual and collective effort to block the coronavirus. Respect for barrier gestures is still relevant today and must, more than ever, be respected.

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