COVID-19 pandemic in Martinique

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COVID-19 pandemic in Martinique
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Martinique
Arrival date5 March 2020
(1 year, 6 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Confirmed cases40,079
Deaths
585
Government website
https://www.martinique.ars.sante.fr/

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]

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As of 17 September 2021, 40,079 COVID-19 cases and 585 deaths are confirmed in Martinique. [2]

Background

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. [3] [4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003, [5] [6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll. [7] [5]

Timeline

On 5 March 2020, 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. [8]

On 20 March 2020, 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. [9]

On 13 July 2021, a protest was held outside the prefecture in Fort de France against curfew and the requirement for the health care practitioners to be vaccinated. [10]

On 30 July 2021, Martinique reentered lockdown. Shops are closed, except for food shops and pharmacies. [11]

On 10 Aug 2021, a tighter lockdown was imposed to help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by a fourth wave of infections. [12] [13]

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