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DIRECT – Coronavirus: in Guadeloupe, the number of positive cases has almost tripled in one week


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The number of new cases of Covid has almost tripled in one week and continues to grow “worryingly” in Guadeloupe, where the Delta variant remains in the majority, announced the ARS and the prefecture.

Some 543 cases were identified from December 20 to 26, against 203 the previous week and “nearly 850 cases were identified in less than 3 days” for the start of the week from December 27 to January 2, said Valérie Denux , Director General of the Regional Health Agency (ARS), during a press conference. “The situation this week is really very very worrying,” she explained.


The Mexican drug regulator on Wednesday authorized the emergency use of the Cuban Abdala vaccine against Covid-19, authorities said.


Argentina, after the United States on Monday, then Spain, announced a reduction in the quarantine for people positive for Covid, from 10 to 7 days, in an attempt to minimize the impact on economic activity in the face of a record outbreak of cases in recent days against the background of the presence of the Omicron variant.