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Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 25, 2020
25/03/2020 12:57:26

Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 25, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the coronavirus Covid-19 since the start of the epidemic amount to 425,493 (laboratory confirmed cases, official source) an increase of 41,549 cases (+ 10.8%) compared to the previous day : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30353-haiti-covid-19-daily-bulletin-march-24-2020.html

Since the start of the epidemic 109,191 people have been cured of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 7.1%), 7,280 more than yesterday.

The number of people infected worldwide (active cases) is currently 297,339 (+ 12.09%) or 32,073 more than yesterday.

Since the start of the epidemic 18,963 people have died of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 13.1%), 2.196 more than yesterday.

Since the start of the epidemic outside China 343,832 cases have been confirmed (+ 13.71%), in 170 countries or 41,446 cases more than yesterday.

15,835 deaths (+ 17.42%) were reported outside China, 2.399 more deaths than yesterday.

List of the 5 countries with the most active confirmed cases :
1st - USA: 54,069 (+ 17.9%) up one place
2nd - Italy: 54,030 cases (+ 7.1%) decrease by one place
3rd - Spain: 35,273 cases (+ 10.6%)
4th - Germany: 30,482 cases (+ 5.19%)
5th - France: 18,248 (+ 8.6%)


United States :
54,069 active confirmed cases (+ 17.91%) or 8,212 more than yesterday (11,114). Since the confirmation of the first case on American soil, 802 deaths have been recorded (+ 35.24%) more than yesterday (+209).
New York City: 15,405 active cases, 192 deaths
Miami dade (FL): 367 active cases

Canada : 2,655 active confirmed cases (+ 28.7%) or 592 more than yesterday (2,063), 27 deaths (+ 8%) including 4 in Quebec (unchanged) or 1,013 cases were confirmed ( + 62.34%) or 389 more cases than yesterday (624).

France : 17,923 active cases (+ 25.53%) or 1,127 more than yesterday (3,416) and 1,102 deaths (+ 28.14%) or 242 more than yesterday.

Argentina : 329 active cases (+ 33.7%)
Bahamas: 4 active cases (unchanged)
Brazil: 2,199 active cases (+ 14.2%)
Chile: 903 active cases (+ 23.19%)
Colombia: 369 active cases (+ 24.2%)
Cuba: 46 active cases (+ 17.9%) 1 death
Ecuador: 1,052 active cases (+ 9.58%)
French Guinea: 17 active cases (unchanged)
Cayman Islands: 5 active cases (+ 25%)
Jamaica: 22 active cases (+ 22.2%)
Martinique: 56 active cases (+ 7.69%)
Mexico: 396 active cases (+ 10.31%)
Panama: 436 active cases (+ 28.99%)
Peru: 408 active cases (+ 4.88%)
Haiti: 7 active cases (+ 16.67%)
Dominican Republic: 303 (+ 26.78%)
Suriname: 7 active cases (+ 16.67%)
Trinidad & Tobago: 7 active cases (+ 9.6%)
Venezuela: 76 active cases (+ 10.14%)


7th confirmed case :
Tuesday, Ministry of Public Health informed that a total of 7 cases of Covid-19 in total are confirmed in Haiti in the departments: Artibonite (1), Ouest (4) and Sud-Est (2). See also : https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30355-haiti-flash-7-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed.html

Only 125 intensive care beds in Haiti :
According to a study by the "Research and Education consortium for Acute Care in Haiti (REACH)" published in June 2019) Haiti only has 124 intensive care beds to receive the 5% of Covid-19 cases that are likely to end up in a critical condition. Haiti has fewer than 100 mechanical respirators in case of respiratory distress and a lack of oxygen cylinders. Of the 124 intensive care beds, only 30 met the level 1 criteria (lowest intensity of care) and none of the others met the level 2 criteria (vital organ failure)...

Most contaminated country in the world :
The United States became this Wednesday morning, the first country in the world with the most confirmed cases of Covid-19 54,069 cases, just ahead of Italy 54,030 cases in the top 5 of the most contaminated countries.

Agreement on the 2,000 billion economic recovery plan :
On Tuesday in Washington, Republicans and Democrats finally agreed on the details of a historic $ 2,000 billion economic stimulus package to fight the recession triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Senate is expected to adopt the text on Wednesday and then the House of Representatives will vote quickly.

Historic progress on Wall Street :
Tuesday Wall Street recorded its largest advance (11%) in a single session since 1933 due to hopes placed in the 2,000 billion dollar stimulus package under discussion in the United States Senate.

Dow Jones +2,112.98 points (+ 11.37%) to 20,704.91.
The S & P-500 +209.93 points (+ 9.38%, to 2,447.33.
The Nasdaq Composite + 557.18 points (+ 8.12%) to 7,417.86 points.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Haitian Consulate General in Montreal informs the Haitian Community that its offices are closed until further notice. However, specific personnel remains available to the Haitian community and the public for all administrative services deemed urgent. The Consulate invites anyone interested to follow all the relevant advice from the Mission in connection with the current crisis. If necessary you can write to the following email address : consulathaitiamontreal@gmail.com

Bill C-13, the $ 82 billion stimulus package, was passed in Ottawa on Wednesday.

Beginning of community transmission of Covid-19 :
On Tuesday, the Minister of Public Health, Dr Rafael Sánchez Cárdena confirmed the start of community transmission of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic "You can already talk about the community phase in the country, well that weak, but there is indeed a community transmission "explained the Minister at a press conference. The first cases of community transmission have been reported in the Province of Duarte, where the official report indicates 29 confirmed cases.

Epidemiological situation :
Minister Sánchez Cárdenas reported that to date the country has registered 6 deaths; 304 active cases of Covid-19 of which 68 are in hospital isolation and 236 in home isolation and 288 people are followed up.

On Tuesday, the provinces with confirmed cases of Covid-19 are: the National District (137 cases), Santiago (44), Santo-Domingo (40), Duarte (29), La Altagracia (11), La Romana (5) , Puerto Plata (5), La Vega (8), María Trinidad Sánchez (3), Hermanas Mirabal (3), Samaná (5), San Pedro de Macorís (10), Monsignor Noel (3), Espaillat (2), San Juan (2).

Azua, Barahona, San Cristóbal, Sánchez Ramírez, Valverde, one case is reported. Bahoruco, Dajabón, Elías Piña, El Seíbo, Independencia, Monte Cristi, Pedernales, Peravia, Santiago Rodríguez, Monte Plata, Hato Mayor, San José de Ocoa do not present any case.

Epidemiological situation :
1,000 additional Covid-19 cases were hospitalized on Tuesday in Paris hospitals, four times more than on Friday, including 450 in intensive care. Friday, there were only 250 in the 35 Ile-de-France establishments.

10,176 people are hospitalized, including 2,516 in intensive care in serious condition (434 more in one day). 40% of patients are under 60 years old and 60% between 60 and 80 years old. Of the 1,102 people who have died since the start of the epidemic, 85% were over the age of 70.

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Lifetime of Covid-19 on materials :
A preliminary report from the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (pending validation by the scientific community) shows that it is theoretically possible that Covid-19 can be transmitted from a surface contaminated, even if so far no case has confirmed this mode of transmission. Covid-19 coronavirus can survive: in air : 3 hours, stainless steel: 3 days, cardboard: 24 hours, plastic: 3 days, copper: 4 hours, glass: 5 days, silicone rubber: 5 days, teflon : 5 days, wood: 4 days, ceramic tile: 5 days. Note that surviving does not mean being able to infect.

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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