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Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 26, 2020
26/03/2020 11:22:52

Haiti - Covid-19 : Daily bulletin March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020, the number of people infected worldwide with the Covid-19 coronavirus since the start of the epidemic rose to 472,790 (laboratory-confirmed cases, official sources) an increase of 47,297 cases (+ 11.1%) compared to the previous day: https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30363-haiti-covid-19-daily-bulletin-march-25-2020.html

Since the start of the epidemic 114,911 people have been cured of Covid-19 worldwide (+ 5.2%), which is 5,720 more than yesterday.

The number of people infected worldwide (active cases) is currently 336,566 (+ 13.19%) or 39,227 more than yesterday.

Since the start of the epidemic, 21,313 people have died from Covid-19 worldwide (+ 12.39%), 2,350 more than yesterday.

Since the start of the epidemic outside China 391,054 cases have been confirmed (+ 13.73%), in 175 countries or 47,222 cases more than yesterday.

18,062 deaths (+ 17.42%) were reported outside China, 2,227 more deaths than yesterday.

TOP 5 of countries with the most active confirmed cases :
1st - USA: 67,532 cases (+ 24.9%)
2nd - Italy: 57,521 cases (+ 6.46%)
3rd - Spain: 40.501 cases (+ 10.6%)
4th - Germany: 33,570 cases (+ 10.1%)
5th - France: 20,360 cases (+ 11.57%)


United States :
67,532 active confirmed cases (+ 24.9%) or 13,463 more cases than yesterday. Since the confirmation of the first case on American soil, 1,046 deaths have been recorded (+ 30.4%), more than yesterday (+244).

New York City: 19,731 active cases (+ 28.0%) or 4,326 more cases and 280 deaths (+ 45.8%) or 88 more since yesterday.
Miami Dade (FL): 491 active cases (+ 33.79%) or 124 more cases since yesterday

Canada : 3,186 active confirmed cases (+ 20.0%), i.e. 531 more cases than yesterday, 35 deaths (+ 29.6%) including 6 in Quebec (+ 50%) where 1,333 cases were confirmed ( + 31.59%) or 389 more cases than yesterday.

France : 20,360 active cases (+ 13.6%) or 2,437 cases more than yesterday and 1,333 deaths (+ 20.96%) or 231 more than yesterday.

Argentina: 442 active cases (+ 34.3%)
Bahamas: 4 active cases (unchanged)
Brazil: 2,489 active cases (+ 13.9%)
Chile: 1,117 active cases (+ 23.7%)
Colombia: 458 active cases (+ 24.1%)
Cuba: 55 active cases (+ 19.57%)
Ecuador: 1,179 active cases (+ 12.0%)
French Guinea: 22 active cases (+ 29.4%)
Cayman Islands: 7 active cases (+ 40%)
Jamaica: 23 active cases (+ 4.55%)
Martinique: 65 active cases (+ 16.0%)
Mexico: 465 active cases (+ 17.4%)
Panama: 548 active cases (+ 25.69%)
Peru: 470 active cases (+ 15.2%)
Haiti: 8 active cases (+ 14.29%)
Dominican Republic: 379 (+ 25.0%)
Suriname: 8 active cases (+ 14.29%)
Trinidad & Tobago: 59 active cases (revised data)
Venezuela: 91 active cases (+ 19.7%)


Cuba comes to the rescue of Haiti :
"On behalf of the President of the Republic, Jovenel Moïse, and the Haitian people, I thank the Government and the Cuban people for the deployment of a medical brigade of 348 doctors and nurses in Haiti as part of the fight against the Covid-19" said Chancellor Claude Joseph.

8th Covid-19 case confirmed :
Wednesday, the Ministry of Health confirmed an 8th case of Covid-19 in Haiti, 1 more than yesterday https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30355-haiti-flash-7-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed.html

New York State epicenter of Covid-19 in the USA :
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo reported on Tuesday that New York State had become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, noting "Experts are now seeing the rate of new cases double about three days. This is a drastic increase [...]" and this despite the confinement of the metropolis… New York State now has more than 25,000 cases and the peak could be reached according to experts in the next 14 to 21 days.

New York State lacks of respirator :
New York State has nearly 10,000 respirators but would need an additional 30,000. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked the Trump government to send respirators stored in the national reserve. In addition, he announced that hospitals would begin testing a new treatment with hydroxychloroquine after the Trump government accelerated the process https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30335-haiti-covid-19-daily-bulletin-march-22-2020.html

Washington in quarantine :
Washington Mayor Democrat Muriel Elizabeth Bowser has decreed that the capital of the United States will be quarantined. The quarantine took effect Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 10:00 pm local time and is expected to last until April 24.

Quarantine includes the closure of nonessential businesses such as hair salons, gymnasiums, clothing stores, theaters, nightclubs, bars and restaurants. Restaurants remain authorized to continue home delivery services. Supermarkets, health centers, pharmacies, liquor stores, banks, veterinary clinics, nurseries, garages and bicycle shops will continue to be open.

Epidemiological situation :
Quebec now has 1,333 confirmed cases, an increase of 389 cases since yesterday, and has recorded 3 new deaths for a total of 6. Hospitalizations and the number of intensive care patients are also on the rise. Of the 1,333 confirmed cases in Quebec, Montreal where the largest community of the Haitian diaspora in Canada is located (nearly 200,000 Haitians) is the incident of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 45% of all cases in Quebec, 603 cases.

Epidemiological situation :
The Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, reported on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus cases in the country had increased to 379 active cases and 10 deaths.

109 people are in hospital isolation (+ 60%) or 41 more yesterday, 273 are in home isolation (+15.68) or 37 more than yesterday and 457 people (+ 58.6%) or 169 more than yesterday, are under investigation and being followed up for a history of travel to countries infected with Covid-10 or which have been in contact with persons tested positive.

22 of the 32 provinces are contaminated. Number of cases since the 1st case (March 1, 2020): National District (178 cases), Santiago (53), Santo-Domingo (52), Duarte (29), Altagracia (12), La Romana (5), Puerto Plata (5), La Vega (8), María Trinidad Sánchez (3), Hermanas Mirabal (3), Samaná (7), San Pedro de Macorís (10), Mgr Noel (3), Espaillat (5), San Juan ( 2), Sánchez Ramírez (6), San Cristóbal (4), Barahona (2), Hato Mayor (2), Azua (1), Valverde Mao (1) and Independencia (1).

Penalty for violating curfew :
People who violate the curfew (8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.) are liable to fines of up to 100,000 pesos, warned the Minister of the Presidency, Gustavo Montalvo, who chairs the High-Level Commission for Prevention and coronavirus control.

Last flight for Canadians :
The Canadian Embassy in the country has announced that the last flight to repatriate tourists and Canadian residents will take off from Gregorio Luperón International Airport this Thursday, March 26 at 8:35 p.m. In a message posted on her Twitter account, the Ambassador of Canada to the Dominican Republic, Shauna Hemingway, indicated that there were places available on the Air Transat flight and asked Canadian nationals to arrive 3 hours earlier at the terminal .

Wednesday President Marcron announced a multiplication of the tests of deficit of the Covid-19, which will be brought from 5,000 today to 29,000 per day soon in particular for the hospital staff and in the Establishment of accommodation for dependent elderly people.

Epidemiological situation :
Assessment as of March 25, 2020: 20,360 active cases (+ 13.6%) or 2,437 more than yesterday and 1,333 deaths (+ 20.96%) or 231 more than yesterday, 11,539 hospitalized cases, 2,817 in intensive care and 3,907 healings.

Europe, the global epicenter of Covid-19 :
With 240,000 cases on the old continent (latest assessment by the American Johns Hopkins University) Europe remains the eicenter of Covid-19 in the world, totaling 50.7% of all cases of planet (472,790 confirmed cases).

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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