Friday, September 30, 2022

Martinique Chalks Up Over 600 COVID-19 Cases In One Week

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Cases of COVID-19 in neighbouring Martinique continue to spiral upward, with health authorities there reporting that of the 4,174 tests performed between October 26 and November 1, 661 were positive.

According to local reports, this amounts to a positivity rate of 15.8% with the number of positive people per 100,000 inhabitants being 184.

Last week, authorities revealed 737 new cases in a week – October 18 to 24, 2020, Martinique 1Ere says.

The online publication reported Tuesday that 79 patients are in hospital, including 16 in intensive care .

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Another French online publication, RCI.FM, said Wednesday that a nursing home located in the commune of Saint-Esprit had to confine all of its residents and suspend visits after a  case of covid-19 was detected within the institution.

A three-week COVID-19 lockdown went into effect Friday in the neighbouring French overseas territory.

Saint Lucia authorities have expressed fears that as a result of the lockdown, people will seek to leave Martinique and enter this country illegally.

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