2020 coronavirus pandemic in Martinique

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Martinique
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationMartinique
Arrival date5 March 2020
(1 month and 4 days)
Confirmed cases149
Recovered50
Deaths
4

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached the French overseas department and region of Martinique in March 2020.

Background[edit]

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]

Timeline[edit]

On 5 March, the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed.[6]

On 15 March, the first virus-related death and 15 affected patients in Martinique.[7]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Samyde, Jean-Claude (5 March 2020). "Coronavirus : deux cas confirmés en Martinique". la1ere.francetvinfo.fr.
  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.