Riviera Radio Weekend News Saturday 25th April 2020


Coronavirus - Eleven people have died of Covid-19 in the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var in hospitals and nursing homes, this Saturday April 25.

7 deaths were reported in the Alpes Maritimes, 4 in hospital and 3 in nursing homes. Since the start of the epidemic the coronavirus has killed 186 people in the Alpes Maritimes. 

In the Var there were 4 deaths today, 2 in hospital and 2 in nursing homes. The total number of deaths in the Var today stands at 186. 

On a positive note, there have never been so many patients to be discharged from hospitals in the region. 52 people were able to return home on Saturday. A record number since the begining of the epidemic. 

257 patients are still in hospital in the Alpes Maritimes, including 47 in intensive care. In the Var, 300 people, including 39 in intensive care, are still hospitalized.

On a national level in France the coronavirus epidemic has killed 22,614 people in France since March 1st, with 369 more in 24 hours, according to the report published today by the Directorate General of Health. In detail, 14,050 of these deaths occurred in hospitals and 8,564 in retirement homes. Some 28,222 Covid-19 patients are still hospitalized, 436 fewer than on Friday.

During the past 24 hours, 999 new patients have been admitted to hospital. The Ile-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Grand Est and Hauts-de-France regions account for almost 75% of patients. The number of patients hospitalized in intensive care continues to decline, continuing for 17 days. There are 4,725 people in intensive care, 145 fewer patients, even if in the last 24 hours, 124 new patients have been admitted.

Meanwhile the United Kingdom deplores more than 20,000 deaths. The epidemic has already claimed more than 20,000 lives in hospitals in the UK, according to the UK Department of Health. According to its latest assessment, published on Saturday April 25, 20,319 patients with Covid-19 died in institutions across the country.

Domestic violence - A 27-year-old woman from Cannes has been taken to hospital after being beaten by her partner. The victim had fled the marital home on RueJean Jaures in Cannes only to be caught by her campanion who started to beat her in the street. Alerted by the victim's cries the police intervened placing her campainion in police custody. 

The number of victims of domestice violence in France, has seen a sharp inrease since the confinement. Several additional posts have been set up for victims to report to such as, in local pharmacies and shopping centres. 

No confirmation the reinfection is not possible says the WHO  - The World He