Surge of COVID-19 cases reported in Madagascar

The frequency with which new infections emerge is rising. A new influx is predicted when border restrictions are loosened. A link has been found between an increase in contamination and an increase in COVID-19 contamination. To put this into perspective, 63 new cases had been detected the week before, and roughly 30 instances had been discovered during the preceding two weeks, from May 28 to June 3. As of the third of June, a total of 78 more virus carriers had begun therapy. Seriousness comes in four different forms.

Several weeks ago, a person died of natural causes. Officials with the Ministry of Public Health say this expansion is obvious. A spike in new cases is expected in June. Covid-19 immunity begins to wane three to four months after its peak. The transmission of infectious diseases, such as coronavirus, is also facilitated by cold weather. As far as we know, only a tiny number of people have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 strain.

The percentage of people who have been vaccinated is still less than 10%. Only a small percentage of completely vaccinated people have obtained the appropriate booster dosage. Three months after the last dosage, vaccination immunity would begin to wane, just like it does for those who have been infected. The reopening of borders is projected to lead to an increase in occurrences.

101 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 death reported from May 28 to June 3, 2022

Upon arrival at the Ivato International Airport, several cases were discovered. A positive test result may suggest the presence of new strains of the virus. The resurgence of an epidemic is frequently the result of the spread of a novel variation. Furthermore, it cannot be ruled out if COVID-19 has an indigenous variation.

As the number of incidents rises and immunity diminishes, so do the public’s barrier gestures. In recent years, many people have stopped using face masks, hand washing with soap or hydroalcoholic gel, and keeping a one-meter distance from the source of the contamination. 

Many people are no longer able to protect themselves by using enclosed public transportation because of the relaxing limitations on the wearing of masks, such as the authorization or non-authorization of wearing a mask when engaging in outdoor activities. The reduction of barrier signals in a situation where the incidence of the COVID-19 virus is on the rise is a severe worry.

The number of those infected with the coronavirus continues to rise. According to the most recent data, from May 28 to June 3, 2022, 101 new cases of Covid-19 were discovered out of 4,370 fresh tests. The Analamanga region has seen an additional 84 cases. Vakinankaratra accounted for two cases, Atsimo-Andrefana two and Haute Matsiatra one, and Analanjirofo one. Of the other cases, four were attributed to Atsinanana (1 case).

Presently, there are 178 patients undergoing treatment, with four of them requiring immediate medical attention. There was only one death reported between May 28th and June 3rd. There have been 1,396 confirmed deaths in Madagascar since the outbreak began.