Covid-19: slight increase, but a limited impact of the holidays according to the ARS

Tuesday January 12, 2021 – 6:04 p.m.

89 cases is the number of people identified as positive for Covid-19, in Guadeloupe from January 4 to 10, 2021. A slight increase is observed compared to the previous week, which recorded 56 new cases.
The authorities want to be reassuring, citing limited progress due to the end of year celebrations. Nevertheless, one death is to be deplored, it is an 81-year-old senior who had contracted the virus while hospitalized at the CHU.
On the other hand, the situation worsens in Saint-Barthélemy, which has a significant increase. Same trend in Saint-Martin to another extent. The authorities have decided to restore the obligation to be tested for people from these territories who wish to go to Guadeloupe.
A PCR test will also be compulsory, from tomorrow (Wednesday 13 January), from Guyana. Only trips between Martinique and Guadeloupe will be exempt from this test.
An investigation is still in progress to try to find out more about the cluster detected within a CHU service in Guadeloupe.
Note that after the death of a nonagenarian at the CHU, her relatives filed a complaint, Monday, at the Abymes central police station, for “manslaughter by a legal person”.

More information on this Tuesday’s Covid update in our edition tomorrow.


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