Massive screening partly explains the increase in cases
“We made 20,000 in one week, against 80,000 accumulated since May 4,” she explains. “So necessarily, we revealed cases in asymptomatic people.” As for R0, the virus reproduction rate, Anne-Briac Bili recalls that this is an estimate, and points out that it has already decreased: “The last figure published by Santé Publique France is 2.18 “. Ten sick people would therefore contaminate almost 22. “We should not be reassured or falsely worried if this increases, since this rate is sensitive and can be influenced by screening campaigns,” she points out.
A call to respect barrier gestures
However, Anne-Briac Bili recalls the importance of barrier gestures to avoid “firmer measures”, such as the possibility of a local reconfinement of Brittany. “The objective is that it is not on the agenda, we are working in close collaboration with the prefectures and the departments which relay the calls for vigilance and respect for barrier gestures. Besides, the wearing of the obligatory mask in the closed public places since this Monday falls at the right time for us, and will be part of everything [notre] arsenal to fight the epidemic in the regions. “