Martinique is back, and Guadeloupe restores a curfew

Martinique is back, and Guadeloupe restores a curfew

Health condition “Worse” In Martinique and Kovid-19 figures “Explode” New detention on Wednesday, July 28 from 7pm, for a minimum of three weeks. In Guadeloupe, we face progress “Flashing” A pollution and health emergency was declared Wednesday and a curfew was imposed from 9pm to 5am.

The epidemic spreads not only to foreign departments and territories, but to the entire French territory. On Wednesday, health figures from the Pollution Outbreak showed that thousands of patients with severe Kovid-19 were being treated in critical care services. Critical care services welcome 992 patients, up from 859 a week ago. The number of positive cases reached 28,000, the highest level since Wednesday, April 28th. The positive rate (proportion of positive cases compared to the number of people tested) remains constant at 4.1%. Of the total 112,000 deaths since the onset of the pandemic, 40 patients died in hospital within 24 hours.

  • Martinique sighed again

Martinique Prefect and Stanislas Castles announced on Wednesday that sanitation measures on the island would be tightened from 7pm on Friday for at least three weeks. “We are worried, health is deteriorating and Kovid-19 figures are exploding.”, Regional Health Agency (ARS) Deputy Director Olivier Coudin and Stanislas Cassells at a press conference. This increase has implications for the number of emergencies, hospitalizations, and intensive care: CHUM [Centre hospitalier universitaire de Martinique] Saturation level “, Also clarifies a press release from Martinique Prefecture.

As a result, the prefect suggests that the curfew effective at Martinique from 9pm will be reduced from 7pm to 5am with strict traffic conditions. “Pollution rates were significantly reduced in the first prison: 45 % Average “. Stanislas Cassells clarified that you need to bring a certificate to travel around 10km around the house. He made it clear that all businesses would be open and that wearing the mask would be generally respected but that restaurants would be closed. Prefecture guarantees that the special Covid-19 partial unemployment and solidarity fund will maintain the latter, sports halls and sports venues.

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Martinique recorded 3,537 positive cases, up from 2,241 last week, confirming the upward trend, according to Prefecture. The rate of Kovid-19 per lakh residents has increased from 280 cases to 995. “The population of Martinique is generally older and more vulnerable to the virus because of the lower immunity than in areas where Kovid-19 is more prevalent and vaccinated.”, Again underlining the prefecture.

  • Breaking steps in Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe Department declared a health emergency on Wednesday “Breaking Steps” The prefecture introduced a curfew from 9pm to 5am on Friday. Only events and sporting events will be recognized “Up to a maximum of 50 athletes” From this date, Specifies the prefecture on Twitter. Finally, the movement of unknown people between Guadeloupe and the metropolis is only possible if a significant cause is justified from Monday, August 2nd.

The local health agency (ARS) warns of progress “Flashing” Pollution in the department. “It’s violent. The number of cases has more than tripled from one week to the next. It has not happened in previous waves.”, Says Valerie Denex, Director General of ARS. The number of confirmed cases in Guadeloupe from July 19 to 25 was 1,072, up from 281 last week. Concerns are high that vaccination coverage is low in the island community, with only 21% of the population receiving the first vaccination.

The fourth wave was also confirmed at Point-a-Pitre University Hospital, which fears it will reach a saturation point. The White Plan was launched at the institution to mobilize new resources, but the maximum capacity was limited to 70 beds. This condition is even more alarming as Guadeloupe population has a 30% risk, due to a number of chronic diseases, high obesity or aging population.

In the department, this fourth wave occurs in the context of competition around health passes and vaccination liability. The health branch of the Union General Workers Union of Guadeloupe (UTS-UGTG) has been holding rallies over the past two Saturdays, bringing hundreds of people in front of the CHU, preparing for the third in Bass-Terre in July. 31 ..

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