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Haiti – FLASH : The 3rd wave promises to be very contagious and deadly

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Haiti – FLASH : The 3rd wave promises to be very contagious and deadly

06/06/2021 05:14:50

According to the Ministry of Public Health, 153 new cases in 24 hours (the day before 159 cases) would have been confirmed and 2 deaths (1 in the West and 1 in the North) on June 1 2021 for a total of 15,435 confirmed cases and 325 since the start of the pandemic.

This brings the number of new cases to 2,112 (+ 8.1%) and 60 deaths (+2) since the start of the 3rd wave (early May) (latest data made available by the Ministry) .

For reference as of April 2021, 267 new cases and 9 deaths were recorded.

Cases confirmed by department :


West: 10,982 (+106)


North: 940 (+5)


Center: 814 (+5)


Artibonite: 766 (+5)


North-East: 398 (+1)


South-East: 350 (+13)


South: 328 (+11)


North-West: 303 (+2)


Grand’Anse: 281 (+5)


Nippes: 167 (unchanged)

Haiti: Daily case since the start of the pandemic :

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

Distribution of confirmed cases by age :


0-9 years: 378 (+3)


10-19 years: 664 (+7)


20-29 years: 2,887 (+11)


30-39 years: 4,247 (+34)


40-49 years: 2,850 (+33)


50-59 years: 1,909 (+22)


60-69 years: 1,406 (+30)


70-79 years: 756 (+8)


80 years and over: 338 (+5)

Cumulative deaths by department :


West: 159 (+1)


North: 47 (+1)


Center: 23


Artibonite: 40


North-East: 6


South-East: 10


South: 6


North-West: 15


Grand’Anse: 13


Nipples: 6

Distribution of deaths by age :


0-9 years: 10


10-19 years: 5


20-29 years: 18


30-39 years: 20


40-49 years: 41


50-59 years: 58 (+2)


60-69 years: 64


70-79 years: 64


80 years and over: 45

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 also :


https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33894-haiti-flash-very-heavy-toll-in-may.html


https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33900-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-442.html

HL/ HaitiLibre