Covid-19 : Update on the situation in Madagascar

Covid-19 Update on the situation in Madagascar

Covid-19 : Update on the situation in Madagascar

Lately, we seem to forget that the Covid-19 is still an insidious threat. The weekly death toll presented at the TVM appeared to go unnoticed as the number of contaminations and the number of deaths increased dramatically. It is therefore necessary to take stock and remind ourselves of the need to remain cautious. Covid-19 : Update on the situation in Madagascar.

The virus is still there !

Nosy Be, tourist hub par excellence, is on high alert as there have been high numbers of positive cases.

The prefect launched a real fight-down after the announcement of 48 case of contamination. The island is a gateway to the country as its airport receives flights from outside. Controls will be tougher and the measures applied will be very strict, but the SAVA region itself is under close surveillance.

It is therefore important to remember that the virus is always a sword of Damocles hanging on our heads.

Latest weekly review

According to the weekly report published on the national channel, one listed 233 new cases of covid-19. And unfortunately we counted five deaths in one week.

The virus continues to claim lives. Five additional deaths are recorded 13 to the 19 February in three regions of the country. Analamanga recorded two, two in the Diana and another for the Upper Matsiatra. Since the onset of this disease, 297 people succumbed to Covid-19 in Madagascar.

Regarding new contamination, 233 on the 2 868 tests carried out came back positive. These people tested positive for Covid-19 are located in ten regions of the country. Analamanga recorded the highest number of confirmed cases with 152 positive new cases. Vakinankaratra has listed nine, 15 for Atsinanana, two for Analanjirofo, six for Haute Matsiatra, ten for Amoron'i Mania, five for Boeny, seven for Atsimo-Andrefana, eight for Menabe and 19 for Diana. The cumulative number of confirmed cases thus leads to 19 831 since the onset of this disease in the country. Madagascar, on the other hand, counts 119 608 tests carried out in ten months.

381 healings in a week

For patients who have overcome this disease, this provisional assessment 381 healings in a week. They are located in thirteen regions 252 for Analamanga, eight for Vakinankaratra, one for Itasy, 30 for Atsinanana, three for Analanjirofo, 38 for Haute Matsiatra, eight for Amoron'i Mania, five for Boeny, four for Atsimo-Andrefana, 24 for Menabe, six for Diana if Ihorombe and Sava each reported a cured patient. Total, the cumulative record is 19 296. However, 238 patients are still being treated. Among them, 28 have developed the serious form Covid-19, whose 22 analamanga, two in Analanjirofo and four in Upper Matsiatra.

And the variants of the virus ?

Madagascar cannot escape the threat of new variants of the virus, known as the so-called "South African".

Our Neighbours in Mayotte, Comoros and Reunion are on the alert and their authorities have taken radical measures to stem the pandemic. It should therefore come as no surprise that this virus has migrated to our country..

Let's be careful !

It is necessary to understand and respect the wearing of the mask and the adoption of gestures barriers. It is therefore necessary to remain vigilant and to keep in mind that we must respect a certain discipline in order to remain healthy.

(Source : Noon Madagasikara 26 and the 22/02/21)

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