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Haiti – FLASH : 3rd wave, already more than 2,500 cases and 60 deaths

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Haiti – FLASH : 3rd wave, already more than 2,500 cases and 60 deaths

08/06/2021 06:16:01

According to the Ministry of Public Health, 141 new cases and +3 deaths in 24 (previous 319 cases in 48 hours) would have been confirmed on June 4, 2021 for a total 15,895 and 333 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

As of June 4, this brings the number of new cases to 2,572 (+ 5.8%) and 68 deaths (+3) since the start of the 3rd wave (early May) (latest data provided available by the Ministry).

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

Cases confirmed by department :


West: 11,418 (+91)


North: 958 (+9)


Center: 824 (+1)


Artibonite: 781 (+4)


North-East: 433 (+14)


South-East: 366 (+3)


South: 346 (+7)


Northwest: 303 (unchanged)


Grand’Anse: 297 (+12)


Nippes: 169 (unchanged)

Haiti : Active case since the start of the pandemic (less healings and deaths) :

Distribution of confirmed cases by age :


0-9 years: 383 (+2)


10-19 years: 689 (+12)


20-29 years: 2,960 (+24)


30-39 years: 4,379 (+49)


40-49 years: 2,924 (+27)


50-59 years: 1,978 (+15)


60-69 years: 1.457 (+8)


70-79 years: 777 (+2)


80 years and over: 348 (+2)

Cumulative deaths by department :


West: 165 (+3)


North: 49


Center: 23


Artibonite: 40


North-East: 6


South-East: 10


South: 6


North-West: 15


Grand’Anse: 13


Nipples: 7

Haiti : Daily 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: 21


40-49 years: 42 (+1)


50-59 years: 58


60-69 years: 67 (+1)


70-79 years: 64


80 years and over: 48 (+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 in 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 also :


https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33916-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-444.html


https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33910-haiti-flash-319-cases-in-48-hours-no-sign-of-improvement.html

HL/ HaitiLibre