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Haiti – FLASH : The number of new cases explodes in the West

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Haiti – FLASH : The number of new cases explodes in the West

02/06/2021 05:53:43

According to the Ministry of Public Health, 366 new cases within 48 hours of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Haiti, including 146 cases on May 27, 220 cases on May 28, 2021 and 4 new deaths for a total of 14,931 confirmed cases and 321 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

This brings the number of new cases to 1,761 (+ 26%) and 56 deaths (+ 7.6%) for the first 28 days of May 2021 (latest data made available by the Ministry).

As a comparison the previous month for the same period, between the 1st https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33382-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-377.html and April 28, 2021 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33593-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-404.html it had been recorded in Haiti 238 new cases and 3 deaths.

Cases confirmed by department :


West: 10,681 (+298)


North: 918 (+15)


Center: 802 (+24)


Artibonite: 750 (+6)


North-East: 393 (+4)


South-East: 335 (+3)


South: 315 (+1)


Northwest: 299 (unchanged)


Grand’Anse: 271 (+15)


Nippes: 167 (unchanged)

Haiti: Evolution of cases since the start of the pandemic :

Distribution of confirmed cases by age :


0-9 years: 368


10-19 years: 643


20-29 years: 2,827


30-39 years: 4,098


40-49 years: 2,750


50-59 years: 1,843


60-69 years: 1,348


70-79 years: 725


80 years and over: 329

Cumulative deaths by department :


West: 156 (+3)


North: 46


Center: 23 (+1)


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 (+1)


30-39 years: 20


40-49 years: 41


50-59 years: 56 (+1)


60-69 years: 63 (+1)


70-79 years: 63 (+1)


80 years and over: 45

Haiti: Evolution of deaths since the start of the pandemic :

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-33867-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-437.html


https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-33861-haiti-covid-19-new-increase-of-10-of-cases-in-24-hours-52-deaths-in-26-days.html

HL/ HaitiLibre