A new record is reached for the Big Island. The 2000 case of Covid-19 has been crossed today in Madagascar.
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The 2,000 case bar has just been exceeded
The numbers are becoming more and more alert. If the threshold of 1000 Covid-19 positive cases had been reached three weeks ago, that is less than a month, Madagascar has today exceeded 2000 cases, with 83 new cases announced today, adding to the 1922 cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic, which occurred last March. The actual total number is 2005.
Of these new cases, 74 are in the Analamanga region, 4 in the Vakinankaratra region, 2 in Fénérive-Est, 2 in the Antsinanana region and 1 in Moramanga.
45 new cases of cure were also announced by Professor Hanta Vololontiana, who spoke today on the national channel TVM.
Reinforcement of diagnostic tests
If the toll seems to be increasing on the Big Island, this is not an unjustified phenomenon. Indeed, faced with the increase in new confirmed cases, notably in Toamasina, the Government had decided to increase diagnostic tests, since beginning of June.
More than 5,000 tests were carried out in the space of two weeks in the localities most affected by the coronavirus in Madagascar, namely: the Analamanga region, Antsinanana and Haute-Matsiatra. To date, 20,066 tests have been performed, compared to 15,148 on June 12.
However, the rapid increase in the number of positive cases has caused concern among residents of the localities mentioned above, especially since barrier gestures are not respected in the majority, especially in public places like markets, bus stops, gargottes, etc.
Eyes then all turn to the President of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina, who will deliver a speech tomorrow evening.
As a reminder, he had made a speech 15 days ago, notably emphasizing a gradual return to normal. However, the state of health emergency in the country had been maintained.