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Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 23, 2020
23/03/2020 11:51:32

Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 23, 2020
Monday March 23, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide by the coronavirus Covid-19 since the beginning of the epidemic amount to to 343,421 (laboratory confirmed cases, official source) an increase of 36,080 cases (+ 11.74%) compared to the previous day : https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30335-haiti-covid-19-bulletin-quotidien-22-mars-2020.html

Since the start of the epidemic 98,896 people have been cured of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 7.0%), 6,513 more than yesterday.

The number of people infected worldwide (active cases) is currently 229,760 (+ 13.79%) or 27,851 more than yesterday.

Since the start of the epidemic 14,765 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 13.24%), 1,726 more than yesterday.

Since the start of the epidemic outside China 261,967 cases have been confirmed in 167 countries (+ 15.9%), 36,019 more than yesterday.

11,491 deaths (+ 17.45%) were reported outside China , 1,707 more deaths than yesterday.

List of the 5 countries with the most active confirmed cases :
1st - Italy: 46,638 cases (+ 9.27%)
2nd - USA: 34,753 (+ 32.49%)
3rd - Spain: 25,521 cases (+ 16.06%)
4th - Germany: 24,532 cases (+ 25.16%)
5th - France: 13.911 (-3.8% revision of healing data on the rise)


United States :
34,743 confirmed active cases (+ 32.49%) or 8,522 more than yesterday. Since the confirmation of the first case on American soil, 471 deaths have been recorded (+ 38.5%) more than yesterday.

Canada : 1,448 active confirmed cases (+ 9.04%), 21 deaths (+ 10.5%) including 5 in Quebec (unchanged) or 215 cases were confirmed (+ 22.16%) more than yesterday.

France : 13,380 active cases (revised update) and 676 deaths (+ 20.28%).

Argentina: 235 active cases (+ 55.6%)
Bahamas: 4 active cases (unchanged)
Brazil: 1,577 active cases (+ 57.5%)
Chile: 623 active cases (+ 17.99%)
Colombia: 230 active cases (+ 144.6%)
Cuba: 34 active cases (+ 70%) 1 death
Ecuador: 772 active cases (+ 47.89%)
French Guinea: 18 active cases (+ 50%)
Cayman Islands: 2 active cases (unchanged)
Jamaica: 16 active cases (+ 23.0%)
Martinique: 43 active cases (+ 19.4%)
Mexico: 310 active cases (+ 57.3%)
Panama: 309 active cases (+ 27.6%)
Peru: 357 active cases (+ 14.4%)
Dominican Republic: 199 cases, (+ 82.57%) 3 deaths
Suriname: 5 active cases (unchanged)
Trinidad & Tobago: 50 active cases (+ 4.1%)
Venezuela: 63 active cases (+ 12.7%)


Epidemiological situation in Haiti:
The Ministry of Public Health informs that so far there are 25 suspected cases: Artibonite (2), Center (2), North (1), North-East (1), West (17) and South (2) . Two cases were confirmed (Artibonite and Ouest) and 3 new cases confirmed https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30338-haiti-flash-3-new-cases-of-covid-19-in-haiti.html location not given. 16 people are quarantined in hospitals and 77 are quarantined at home.

Haiti 5 confirmed cases (+ 150%) :
Sunday March 22, the Ministry of Public Health announced 3 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30338-haiti-flash-3-new-cases-of-covid-19-in-haiti.html since the first 2 cases confirmed on March 19 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30310-haiti-flash-2-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-the-country.html bringing the total of cases to 5 after confirmation of the tests by the national laboratory.

The National Guard deployed in 3 States :
On Sunday, President Donald Trump made the National Guard available to Washington, New York and California (most affected by Covid-19) to support the efforts of these 3 states. In addition, Trump has announced the establishment of field hospitals in these 3 States.

New-York strengthens its measures :
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses and requested that all non-essential workers remain at home. This measure officially entered into force on Sunday March 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Justice tackles fraudsters :
Federal justice has attacked for the first time this weekend fraud related to COvid-19, by ordering the closure of a website that sold an imaginary vaccine. Federal proceedings have been launched against the site coronavirusmedicalkit.com which claimed to distribute vaccines against for Covid-19 when there is none, announced the Ministry of Justice in a press release.

Monday, the Montreal Heart Institute, begins a "Colcorona" clinical study to treat severe respiratory problems with Covid-19. 6,000 Canadians are invited to join this study which aims to test colchicine for 30 days. The patients sought must have been declared positive for Covid-19, be over 40 years of age and not be hospitalized, willing to take the drug or placebo for one month and able to make two follow-ups by telephone or videoconference. Women who do not take contraceptives, those who are pregnant and those who are breastfeeding are not eligible. Those interested can call 1 877 536-6837 or visit the site: www.colcorona.org

Situation in detail with our Dominican neighbors :
From March 1 to 20, 202 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus were registered in the Republic, 3 people died and 395 others were tested negative.

41 confirmed cases had a history of travel to contaminated countries, 34 local transmission and 127 cases are currently under study. In addition, 268 people are being followed up for having had a history of travel to contaminated countries or for having been in contact with confirmed cases. Among those affected, 59% are men and 41% are women

Distribution of cases by Provinces :
National district: 88 cases
Greater Santo Domingo: 29
Santiago: 29
Azua: 2
Barahona: 1
Duarte: 8
Espaillat: 1
La Altagracia: 7
La Romana: 3
La Vega: 7
María Trinidad Sánchez: 2
Puerto Plata: 3
Mirabal sisters: 2
Samana: 4
Saint Christopher: 1
San Juan de la Maguana: 2
San Pedro de Macorís: 6
Sánchez Ramírez: 1
Valverde: 1
Bishop Nouel: 2
Monte Plata: 1

At an online press conference on Sunday morning, Minister of Public Health Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas said that the majority of the 202 positive cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) were "linked to parties and rallies where people have been in contact with foreigners from countries where there is community circulation of the virus. The cruise on the Costa Fabulosa, a wedding celebrated in Punta Cana and another party (which he did not specify) are the main sources of contagion from the Covid-19". For these reasons, Sánchez Cárdenas has ruled out that there is a community circulation of Covid-19 in the country despite the fact that there are 34 cases of local transmission.

Clinical treatment trials in Europe :
A clinical trial on 3,200 patients hospitalized for a Covid-19 infection in a medical service or in intensive care or with respiratory assistance, was launched this Sunday in 7 European countries (France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, UK, Germany and Spain) to test four experimental treatments for Covid-19, the French Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.

The four treatments will test the following drugs: Remdesivir; Lopinavir in combination with Titonavir, the latter treatment is associated or not with interferon beta and hypoxychloroquine, according to Inserm, the organization that oversees medical rehabilitation in France.

Epidemiological situation in France :
Jérôme Salomon, Director of Health, revealed that since the start of the epidemic in France, 16,018 cases have been confirmed, 35% of which are under 65 years of age. 7,240 people are hospitalized and 112 additional deaths compared to Saturday were reported in hospitals, bringing the total number of deaths to 676. Hospitals currently receive 1,746 serious cases in intensive care and more than 1,000 people were hospitalized between Saturday 21 and Sunday March 22.

Wuhan 5th day without any case of Covid-19:
Two months to the day after the quarantine of Wuhan, epicenter of the global Covid-19 epidemic, no new contamination was reported on Monday for the fifth consecutive day.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games uncertain:
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Ab said that now a postponement "may be inevitable". Canada, meanwhile, has announced that it will not send any athletes to Tokyo this summer if the Games are continued. The International Olympic Committee gives itself 4 weeks to take a final decision.

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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