Covid-19: update on the epidemic situation in overseas territories



In Reunion, the situation in hospitals is worrying, Wednesday March 3, with 125% occupancy rate of intensive care beds. A figure that exploded. The first transfers of patients to the metropolis have taken place. The curfew will be advanced from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Friday, March 5, mainly because of the South African variant, which is very present, and an incidence rate of 104 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants. In Mayotte, the Regional Health Agency (ARS) estimates that the peak of the epidemic has been reached, while the territory has been completely confined since February 5.

In Guadeloupe, the incidence rate has doubled in one week to reach 81 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants. A curfew will be in place from Sunday March 7, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. In Martinique, on the other hand, no curfew, but the bars remain closed and access to the beaches prohibited. Finally, good news in Guyana. The curfew is eased and goes to 11 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., which will allow bars and restaurants to reopen in some cities.

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