COVID-19 pandemic in Guadeloupe

The COVID-19 pandemic in Guadeloupe is part of the ongoing global viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was confirmed to have spread to the French overseas department and region of Guadeloupe on 12 March 2020.

COVID-19 pandemic in Guadeloupe
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationGuadeloupe
Arrival date13 March 2020
(2 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Confirmed cases143
Recovered67
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

March 2020Edit

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

As of March 16, there had been 6 positive cases and no deaths.[7] By March 26, there had been 84 positive cases and 1 death.[8]

April 2020Edit

May 2020Edit

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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.
  8. ^ "Update on the situation on March 26". Prefecture of Guadeloupe. 26 March 2020.