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Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 19, 2020
19/03/2020 11:19:42

Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 19, 2020
Thursday March 19, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the Covid-19 coronavirus since the start of the epidemic amounted to 219,427 (laboratory-confirmed cases, official source), up by 21,234 cases (+ 10.7%) compared to the previous day, https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30298-haiti-covid-19-daily-bulletin-march-18-2020.html (0 new local cases in China but 38 imported cases. 70,735 people healed (86.9%).

Since the start of the epidemic 84,153 people have been cured of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 2.67%), 2,192 more than yesterday.

The number of people infected worldwide is currently 126,328 (+ 16.67%) compared to the previous day.

Since the start of the epidemic 8,946 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 12.47%) compared to yesterday, 992 more than the previous day (7,954).

Since the start of the epidemic outside China 138,273 cases (+ 18.09%) have been confirmed, or 21,181 cases more than yesterday (+ 20.88%) in a total of 159 countries.

5,697 deaths (+ 20.8%) were reported outside China, ie 984 more deaths.

List of the 5 countries with the most confirmed active cases :
1 - Italy: 28,710 cases
2 - Spain: 13,050 cases
3 - Germany: 12,250 cases
4 - Iran: 10,837 cases
5 - USA: 9,159 cases


United States :
9,159 active cases confirmed (+ 40.99%) compared to the previous day, ie 2,663 more cases. States affected by Covid-19 (active case): New York 3,063 cases (+ 79.3%), Massachusetts 256 (+ 17.4%), Florida 322 (+ 48.39%), Georgia 193 (+ 32.19%), Pennsylvania 153 (+ 33.04%), Illinois 289 (+ 79.5%), Louisiana 273 (+ 39.29%) and California 854 (+ 22.17%) among others... Since the confirmation of the first case, 150 deaths have been recorded in the USA (+ 31.5% since the standby)

Canada : 709 active confirmed cases (+ 15.9%), including among others: 220 cases in British Columbia (+ 25.71%), 119 in Alberta (+ 22.68%), 208 in Ontario (+ 13% ) and 93 in Quebec (+ 25.58%). 9 deaths in Canada: 7 in British Columbia, 1 in Ontario and 1 in Quebec.

France : 8,800 active cases (+ 14.3%), ie 1,105 more cases and 243 deaths (+ 64.19%).

Argentina: 92 active cases (+ 24.3%)
Bahamas: 1 active case (unchanged)
Brazil: 523 active cases (+ 64.47%)
Chile: 238 active cases (+ 18.4%)
Colombia: 92 active cases (+ 43.7%)
Cuba: 9 active cases (+ 80%) + 1 death
Ecuador: 165 active cases (+ 51.38%)
French Guinea: 11 active cases (unchanged)
Cayman Islands: 1 active case (unchanged)
Jamaica: 12 active cases (+ 20%)
Martinique: 22 active cases (+ 46.67%)
Mexico: 89 active cases (14.1%)
Panama: 108 active cases (+ 58.8%)
Peru: 144 active cases (+ 24.1%)
Dominican Republic: 32 cases (+ 60%) 2 deaths
Suriname: 1 active case (unchanged)
Trinidad & Tobago: 7 active cases (+ 40%)
Venezuela: 36 active cases (data revision)



According to the Ministry of Public Health, the situation in Haiti as of March 18, 2020 was 47 people under quarantine at home, 1 suspected case and zero cases of Covid-19 confirmed. A sample for a laboratory test was taken on a suspect case in the Northeast which is awaiting the result in the next hours https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30300-haiti-flash-first-possible-case-of-covid-19-in-haiti.html

Dr. Jean Denis Pierre, Departmental Director of Health in the North East, said that the management planned to place in quarantine nearly 60 people who had contacts with the Professor of the Henry Christophe University, whose results of the test are expected... Pending the Henri Christophe University (Limonade) is temporarily closed from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 March.

The Embassy of France announces that the Alexandre Dumas High School is closed from Thursday March 19 until further notice. Stating that no case of contamination has been found in high school, but that this decision falls under the precautionary principle.


Atlanta Consulate new schedule:
The Consulate General of the Republic of Haiti in Atlanta informs the Haitian Community in particular and the general public, that since Wednesday March 18, its offices will now be open Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at cause of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Closure of the US-Canada border :
President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday the "temporary closure" of the Canadian border for "non-essential traffic" stating that merchandise trade will not be affected by this closure.

$ 800 million for the Covid-19 at the Mexican border :
Donald Trump has asked Congress for more than $ 800 million to establish, among other things, quarantine centers for irregular migrants on the Southwest border with Mexico. Including 567 million for the construction of up to 9 quarantine centers along the border. Temporary facilities that were used for the peak of migrants in 2019 will be rehabilitated and reused. In addition, these funds will be used for medical aid, transportation and consumer products related to the care of migrants in the custody of the Border Patrol and the overtime costs of border officials, in addition to protective equipment against coronaviruses.

In addition, the White House asked for $ 249 million to convert four Department of Homeland Security border facilities to dedicated quarantine facilities for the Covid-19.


Second death :
Wednesday evening at a press conference, the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, informed that Covid-19 had made its 2nd victim in Dominican territory. This second death concerns an 80 year old foreigner who arrived in the country asymptomatic and who had two co-morbidity factors (diabetes and hypertension).

34 confirmed cases :
In addition, the Minister also revealed that 34 cases (13 more than the previous day) have been confirmed in the Dominican Republic since the appearance of Covid-19 on the national territory (March 1) https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30165-haiti-flash-first-case-of-covid-19-in-the-dominican-republic.html . Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, informed that 54 negative cases have been reported and that 278 people were followed up because they had been in contact with confirmed cases. 61 people are in hospital isolation and 55 test results are pending.

The State of National Emergency voted in the Senate :
The Dominican Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution declaring a state of national emergency for 25 days in an effort to combat the introduction and spread of Covid-19. This resolution will be sent to the Chamber of Deputies, which should ratify it on Thursday, March 19.

The coronavirus has caused 89 new deaths in 24 hours and 3,626 patients are hospitalized, including 921 in intensive care according to a report communicated Wednesday evening by the Ministry of Health. Among these most serious cases, half are aged less than 60 years revealed Jérôme Salomon the Director General of Health.

This Thursday morning, Geneviève Chêne, Director General of Public Health estimated on the airwaves of France Info "The extension [of containment] will most likely be necessary"


Covid-19 Coronaviris Lifespan :
According to a recent study by American researchers at the National Institute of Health, the Covid-19 coronavris has a lifespan outside a person, different depending on the surface on which it is located. It can thus survive a maximum of 4 hours on copper, 24 hours on cardboard and up to three days on plastic or stainless steel.

Tips :
Basic advice protect yourself and avoid the spread of Covid-19 as much as possible, in case of introduction in Haiti :

  • Always cough or sneeze into your sleeves or elbow, never on the other person's face or in your hands;
  • Use tissues to wipe your hands or face and then throw them in the trash and then wash your hands;
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap or alcoholic water. You can also use a "sanitizer";
  • Avoid close contact with someone with flu-like illness and invite them to seek treatment;
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people if you are sick;
  • Avoid greetings like handshakes and kisses;
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth;
  • Avoid large gatherings as much as possible;

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