Covid 19: Positive cases in Martinique climb to 44; 58 in Guadeloupe

St Lucia News Online) – The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to hit the French islands hard with new positive cases reported every day.

On Sunday, the neighbouring French island of Martinique reported 44 positive cases.

That was seven more than what was reported on Saturday.

In Guadeloupe, 58 cases were reported on Sunday, a rise from 56 on Saturday.

In Martinique, seven patients are in hospital.

The French Parliament has adopted an emergency health bill, which allows for the establishment of a state-of-health emergency.