The Covid-19 epidemic in Guadeloupe is resurfacing as the summer holidays approach. There were 2,299 new cases in the first four days, according to the prefecture on Friday.
Guadeloupe prefecture released a statement saying that the number of people who tested positive for HIV increased substantially compared to the previous four days: 2,299 versus 1,552, a 48% increase.
The authorities extended the current health measures upon entry to Guadeloupe on Thursday because of this rebound. Travelers to Guadeloupe must present a negative PCR/antigen test or a certificate or recovery for anyone who has contracted the virus.
This rebound has caused tension at the hospital. Emergency rooms no longer accept patients who have not been through the Samu Center 15 before, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., as the CHU of Guadeloupe management stated in a press release.
According to the prefecture's press release, the incidence rate increased from one week to another, jumping from 649.5 to 773.0. The test positivity rate dropped from 18.3% to 20%.
According to the same source, clusters are also on the rise. According to the most recent health bulletin for Guadeloupe only 25% of the population has been triple-vaccinated.