Haiti – FLASH : The West department hard hit
According to the Ministry of Public Health, 113 new cases and 2 deaths in 24 hours of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Haiti on June 11, 2021 (latest partial data available) for a total of 16,775 cases and 360 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
As of June 10, the total for the 3rd wave (45 days) is 3.452 cases (+ 3.38%) and 95 deaths (+ 2.15%).
For reference in April 2021 (pre-3rd wave, 30 days) 267 new cases and 9 deaths. had been recorded.
News : The state of health emergency was renewed on Monday June 14, 2021, for 15 days throughout the national territory. Consequently, all public and private events, patronal festivals, balls, festivals, concerts, shows, recreational days, dance evenings, social or public outings are strictly prohibited until further notice.
Cases confirmed by department :
West: 12,015 (+55)
North: 982 (+9)
Center: 880 (+19)
Artibonite: 807 (+5)
Northeast: 465 (unchanged)
South-East: 392 (unchanged)
South: 404 (+15)
North-West: 310 (+5)
Grand’Anse: 333 (+3)
Nippes: 187 (+2)
Haiti: Total active cases since the start of the pandemic :
Distribution of confirmed cases by age :
0-9 years: 400 (+4)
10-19 years: 733 (+5)
20-29 years: 3,087 (+16)
30-39 years: 4,573 (+18)
40-49 years: 3,077 (+22)
50-59 years: 2,112 (+15)
60-69 years: 1.554 (+18)
70-79 years: 849 (+11)
80 years and over: 374 (+4)
Cumulative deaths by department :
West: 177 (+1)
Nippes: 7 (+1)
Cumulative 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: 25
40-49 years: 44
50-59 years: 65
60-69 years: 74
70-79 years: 69
80 years and over: 50
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.
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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