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Haiti – FLASH : Very heavy toll in May

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Haiti – FLASH : Very heavy toll in May

05/06/2021 06:01:13

According to the Ministry of Public Health, 159 new cases in 24 hours of Covid-19 would have been confirmed and 2 deaths (West Dept.) on May 31, 2021 for a total of 12,282 confirmed cases and 323 since the start of the pandemic.

This brings the number of new cases to 2,112 (+ 8.1%) and 58 deaths (unchanged) for the month of May 2021 (latest data made available by the Ministry).

By way of comparison 267 new cases and 9 deaths had been recorded for the month of April 2021

Cases confirmed by department :


West: 10,843 (+139)


North: 935 (+4)


Center: 809 (+5)


Artibonite: 761 (+3)


Northeast: 397 (unchanged)


South-East: 337 (+1)


South: 317 (+2)


Northwest: 301 (unchanged)


Grand’Anse: 276 (+5)


Nippes: 167 (unchanged)

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

Distribution of confirmed cases by age:


0-9 years: 375


10-19 years: 657


20-29 years: 2,876


30-39 years: 4,213


40-49 years: 2.817


50-59 years: 1,887


60-69 years: 1,376


70-79 years: 748


80 years and over: 333

Cumulative deaths by department:


West: 158 (+2)


North: 46


Center: 23


Artibonite: 40


North-East: 6


South-East: 10


South: 6


North-West: 15


Grand’Anse: 13


Nipples: 6

Haiti: Evolution of 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: 20


40-49 years: 41


50-59 years: 56


60-69 years: 64 (+1)


70-79 years: 64 (+1)


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-33892-haiti-covid-19-haiti-special-report-441.html

HL/ HaitiLibre