The epidemic has been declining for 7 consecutive weeks in Guadeloupe

The epidemic has been declining for 7 consecutive weeks in Guadeloupe

Friday, October 22, the start of the curfew will only be postponed until 11 pm (versus 10 pm). The second phase of disengagement will take place in the middle of next week. As for the indicators of the Covid-19 epidemic, they continue to decline. Vaccination of caregivers is advancing, but it is leaving some behind.


Like every Wednesday, the governor of the region of Guadeloupe, Alexandre Rochat and the director general of the Regional Health Agency (ARS), Valérie Dinnox, assessed the health situation, the vaccination campaign, as well as current and upcoming measures, on October 20, 2021. They faced the press, in the “little palace room” , in the province of Basse-Terre.

It turns out that there has been a clear decrease in the Covid-19 epidemic.
As it was announced on October 6, the local representative of the state will start the second phase of the dismantling of the archipelago: but from Friday, October 22, the start of the curfew is postponed only to 11:00 in the evening.
In addition, vaccination of health workers is going well, according to the ARS.

To follow the press conference live from the Palais d’Orléans in Basse-Terre:

Health status

The situation continues to improve, in Guadeloupe, in these times of the fourth wave of Covid-19.
All indicators of the epidemic declined, in light of the data recorded during the 41st week (from October 11 to 17, 2021):

  • It happened 156 new casesvs. 202 in the previous week (with around 12,000 tests performed);
  • 5 people died ;
  • no block not recognized;
  • The The infection rate is 41.4 per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 53.6 during the previous period;
  • The Positive rate 1.9%Compared to 2.4 previously;
  • There were 14 new hospitalizations for COVID medicine;
  • 5 people went straight to intensive care.
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Regardless, the virus is still spreading. It still generates serious issues in the territory. So far, 12 Covid patients are being treated in intensive care, locally, about 30 are in Covid medicine, about 20 are in hospital at home and about 20 are in follow-up and rehabilitation care.

45% of adults in Guadeloupe have received at least a first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19. The rate drops to 42%, with respect to the eligible population, that is, those over 12 years of age.

Covid-19 Status Update – 10/20/2021

What about the application of the obligation to vaccinate?

ARs Manager Speaks”favorable development”, on the compulsory vaccination of health professionals in the archipelago.

Whereas at Week 38, Liberals were 41.70% vaccinated, they had risen to 75.96% at Week 41.
In health institutions, the numbers are lower: all professionals combined, 66% were vaccinated; Physicians and pharmacists alone are legally bound by up to 88%.

to others, letters of formal notice, in the form ofeducational messages“According to the formula used by Valerie Dinnox, it was sent. There were approximately”200 positive settlement“.
Contract suspension procedures also commenced: 55 independent medical professionals accredited by the respective territory; A large number in a small archipelago, some areas of which are medicinal deserts.
In health facilities, there are 500 suspensions so far.
In social medical centers, 12 contracts were discontinued.

Measures to combat Covid-19

The indicators of the epidemic are gradually declining for seven consecutive weeks.
This is what the governor had hoped for, in order to implement his plan to dismantle the archipelago. As initially planned, Phase 2 of this schedule will be launched.

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Starting Friday, October 22, the curfew will start at 11 pm (compared to 10 pm currently), and end at 5 am.
Only after the exchange with communities and social professionals, on Friday, will a further cut in measures to curb the virus be announced. It will take effect in the middle of next week.

Note that from Saturday 23 October, the issuance of a health permit will be imposed on restaurants, from the first customer received; So this will be the end of the transitional phase.

Halloween can be celebrated, with strict observance of barrier gestures.

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