Saturday July 4, 2020 – 12:28 p.m.
355 new Covid-19 cases are declared positive based on 1286 tests. 129 people with the virus are hospitalized and 23 in intensive care.
6 are detected in Awala-Yalimapo, 3 in Grand-Santi, 25 in Kourou, 23 in Macouria, 5 in Mana, 1 in Montsinéry-Tonnegrande, 3 in Papaïchton, 1 in Roura, 1 in Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock and 30 in Saint-Laurent du Maroni. 257 cases are also detected on the island of Cayenne, including 128 in Cayenne, 60 in Matoury and 18 in Rémire-Montjoly. The remaining 51 cases are being located.
“On average, nearly 200 cases have been confirmed every day since the last Epidemio Point,” underlines Public Health France Guyana in its weekly epidemiological point on July 2. The relative stabilization of the number of new cases confirmed each day should be interpreted with caution (very high test positivity rate). (…) We also observe that, despite the tightening of the health system, the slope remains less steep than what has been observed in most countries. This suggests a significant impact of precocious distancing, confinement and intensive contact tracing carried out in Guyana (…) The growth of the epidemic therefore seems to have slowed slightly in recent days in Guyana, with variable intensity of viral circulation, and strong pressure on the hospital and ambulatory care system. This development remains to be confirmed ”.
The number of people hospitalized without resuscitation is 129 this Saturday, 4 more compared to yesterday.
The number of people in intensive care, between Cayenne and Saint-Laurent, is now 23. 2 people with severe forms of Covid-19 were evacuated to the West Indies yesterday, bringing the total to 10.
According to Santé publique France Guyane, between the beginning of March and until July 1, 50 people were admitted to the intensive care unit for Covid-19. “The characteristics are available for 34 of them: 56% were under the age of 65, 75% presented with moderate acute respiratory distress syndrome. All those for which information is available (97%) had at least one comorbidity: obesity (82%), hypertension (58%) and diabetes (47%) were the most frequent. Among these 34 people, 13 left intensive care or were transferred to another hospital and 3 of them died in intensive care ”.
The number of cured people also increased (+89), making a total of 1,866 people now. 16 people infected with Covid-19 have died.
Covid-19 is not the only disease facing hospitals since most of Guyana is currently in the dengue epidemic. “Since June 8, emergency room visits for Covid-19 and for dengue represented on average 20% of the total activity of the 3 services of the region, against 8% during the month of May”, indicates Public Health France Guyane . The majority of them are still linked to Covid-19 (around 16%) rather than dengue (around 4% of activity).
The ARS indicates that it will no longer publish a Covid-19 point on Sunday. The update on the weekend will therefore be carried out in Monday’s Covid-19 point.