COVID-19 pandemic in Martinique

The COVID-19 pandemic in Martinique is part of the ongoing global viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was confirmed to have reached the French overseas department and region of Martinique on 5 March 2020.[1]

COVID-19 pandemic in Martinique
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival date5 March 2020
(2 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases155


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.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]


March 2020Edit

On 5 March, the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.[1] By 15 March, the first virus-related death had occurred and there were 15 infected patients in Martinique.[7]

On 20 March, the prefect of Martinique issued a restrictive decree prohibiting, for a month, access to all the beaches and rivers of the island, as well as prohibiting hiking.[8]

April 2020Edit

May 2020Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Samyde, Jean-Claude (5 March 2020). "Coronavirus : deux cas confirmés en Martinique".
  2. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Coronavirus Covid-19 : un premier décès lié au virus et 15 patients touchés en Martinique". Martinique la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Coronavirus en Martinique : plage, rivière, et forêt interdites pendant 1 mois". Martinique la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 21 March 2020.