2020 coronavirus pandemic in Guadeloupe

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to the French overseas department and region of Guadeloupe on 12 March 2020.

2020 coronavirus pandemic in Guadeloupe
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGuadeloupe
Arrival date13 March 2020
(3 weeks and 5 days)
Confirmed cases141
Recovered43
Deaths
8

BackgroundEdit

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[1][2]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[3][4] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[5][3]

TimelineEdit

See also the reports on the Guadeloupe Prefecture website (French state administration)

On 12 March, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed.[6]

As of March 16, 6 positive cases and zero deaths.[7]

As of March 26, 84 positive cases and 1 death. Update on the situation on March 26 on the prefecture website

See alsoEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  2. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  5. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Coronavirus : Un premier cas positif en Guadeloupe" [Coronavirus: A first positive case in Guadeloupe]. La1ere.francetvinfo.fr (in French). 12 March 2020.
  7. ^ "COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak". Worldometer.