Haiti – FLASH : 200% increase in deaths in 24 hours
According to the Ministry of Public Health, 106 new cases and +9 deaths in 24 8 in the West and 1 in the South (previous 141 cases and 3 deaths in 24 hours) would have been confirmed on June 5, 2021 for a total of 16,001 and 342 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
As of June 9, this brings to 2,678 cases (+ 4.1%) and 77 deaths (+ 13.2%) since the start of the 3rd wave (early May 2021) and more than 200% in 24h (latest data made available by the Ministry).
For reference in April 2021 (pre-3rd wave) 267 new cases and 9 deaths. had been recorded.
Last minute : The Adventist hospital in Diquini can no longer receive emergency cases with respiratory symptoms; its acute respiratory infection treatment unit [Covid] is saturated and due to the blocking of roads in Martissant, the hospital has a shortage of oxygen. After the Canapé Vert, Saint Luc, Delmas 2 and Mirebalais hospitals, the Adventist hospital in Diquini is the 5th to be saturated by the patient with Covid.
Cases confirmed by department :
West: 11,418 (+74)
North: 963 (+5)
Center: 824 (unchanged)
Artibonite: 784 (+3)
North-East: 445 (+12)
South-East: 373 (+7)
South: 351 (+5)
Northwest: 303 (unchanged)
Grand’Anse: 297 (unchanged)
Nippes: 169 (unchanged)
Haiti : Total cases since the start of the pandemic :
Distribution of confirmed cases by age :
0-9 years: 386 (+3)
10-19 years: 696 (+7)
20-29 years: 2,979 (+19)
30-39 years: 4,400 (+41)
40-49 years: 2,940 (+16)
50-59 years: 1,993 (+15)
60-69 years: 1,472 (+15)
70-79 years: 783 (+6)
80 years and over: 352 (+4)
Cumulative deaths by department :
West: 173 (+8)
South: 7 (+1)
Haiti : Total 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: 22 (+1)
40-49 years: 44 (+2)
50-59 years: 60 (+2)
60-69 years: 70 (+3)
70-79 years: 65 (+1)
80 years and over: 48
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.
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.
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