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Haiti - FLASH : Cases explode in Port-au-Prince
14/06/2021 06:36:57

Haiti - FLASH : Cases explode in Port-au-Prince
According to the Ministry of Public Health, 355 new cases and 6 deaths within 48 hours of Covid-19 would have been confirmed in Haiti on June 8 and 9, 2021 (latest partial data available ) for a total of 16,561 cases and 355 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

As of June 9, this brings the total 3,238 cases (+ 12.3%) and 90 deaths (+ 7.1%) since the start of the 3rd wave (early May 2021)

For reference in April 2021 (pre-3rd wave) 267 new cases and 9 deaths. in total had been recorded.

Among the 2 new variants identified in Haiti (English "Alpha" and Brazilians "Gamma"), Dr William Pape Co-president of the Multisectoral Commission for the management of Covid-19 confirms that the Gamma variant is the most contagious compared to the strain that Haiti experienced at the start of the Epidemic. An English study published this week indicates a contamination rate 60% higher than that of the original stem cell.

Cases confirmed by department :
West: 11,902 (+260)
North: 971 (+5)
Center: 852 (+10)
Artibonite: 801 (+15)
North-East: 458 (+5)
South-East: 385 (+8)
South: 380 (+23)
North West: 304 (+1)
Grand'Anse: 325 (+18)
Nippes: 183 (+10)

Haiti: Total active cases since the start of the pandemic :



Distribution of confirmed cases by age :
0-9 years: 394
10-19 years: 723
20-29 years: 3,076
30-39 years: 4,527
40-49 years: 3,037
50-59 years: 2,080
60-69 years: 1,526
70-79 years: 830
80 years and over: 368

Cumulative deaths by department :
West: 173 (+6)
North: 49
Center: 23
Artibonite: 40
North-East: 6
South-East: 10
South: 7
North-West: 15
Grand'Anse: 13
Nipples: 7

Cumulative deaths since the start of the pandemic :



Distribution of deaths by age :
0-9 years: 10
10-19 years: 5
20-29 years: 18
30-39 years: 25 (+3)
40-49 years: 44
50-59 years: 64
60-69 years: 72 (+2)
70-79 years: 68
80 years and over: 49 (+1)

Suspected case of COVID-19 :
Anyone with a fever greater than or equal to 37.5 degrees Celsius, or with a recent history of fever (within the last 14 days), with or without cough with or without breathing difficulties, body aches, chest pain and unexplained headache. Anyone with a sudden change in taste (dysguesia or ageusia) or smell (hyposmia or anosmia) without associated rhinitis.

In children : all the signs mentioned above plus a deterioration of the general condition, diarrhea or isolated fever, especially in children under 3 months, should be referred to a doctor.

Recommendations :
The Ministry of Health recommends to the population, the scrupulous respect of barrier gestures in general the systematic washing of hands, the respect of the physical distance 1.50m between people and the compulsory wearing of the mask in public places and in particular:

  • Always cough or sneeze into your sleeves or elbow, never into the other's face or hands;
  • Use paper tissues to wipe your hands or face and then throw them in the trash and wash your hands afterwards;
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap or alcoholic water. It is also possible to use a "sanitizer";
  • Avoid contact with anyone 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 if you have not washed your hands;
  • Avoid gatherings of people.

See alsop :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33967-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-450.html

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