142 new cases confirmed from January 23 to 25 in Reunion,

142 new cases confirmed from January 23 to 25 in Reunion,
142 new cases confirmed from January 23 to 25 in Reunion,


Posted on January 25, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.,

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updated January 25, 2021 at 5:07 p.m.

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The Prefecture and the Regional Health Agency confirm 142 new cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus recorded in Reunion Island from Saturday January 23 to Monday January 25 2021, i.e. a daily average of 47 cases over 3 consecutive days. There have been a total of 9,843 cases since the onset of the first case on March 11, 2020.

27 imported cases

Of the new cases announced, 126 cases are investigated:

  • 95 cases are classified as indigenous
  • 4 secondary indigenous cases
  • 27 cases are classified imported

16 cases are under investigation or are the subject of additional analyzes.

5 cases carrying the South African variant identified

On the sequencing carried out on January 23 with a new sample of people who tested positive for Covid-19 by RT-PCR, 5 people were identified as carriers of the South African variant. Of these 5 confirmed cases:

1 case is classified imported
This is a person aged around 45: arriving on the island on January 10 from Mayotte, she asked to carry out an antigen test on arrival at the airport. Asymptomatic, this test was positive for COVID 19 and was confirmed by RT-PCR on January 14.

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The person was isolated at his home in accordance with health instructions.

His family is being tested today by RT-PCR test, then will be sequenced if the members are positive. Until then, they remain isolated at their homes.

4 cases are classified as secondary imports
– A person in their twenties: symptomatic since January 15, she was tested on January 20.

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The contact-tracing carried out confirms that she herself did not go to Mayotte but that several people from her household returned from Mayotte. These have been tested and found to be positive for COVID-19. They remain isolated at their homes, in compliance with health instructions.

– Three children aged 5 to 14: their mother returned from Mayotte on January 7. Symptomatic since January 10, she has tested positive for COVID 19. As part of the contact-tracing, the whole family has also been tested and isolated.

43 hospitalized patients

This Monday, January 25, 2021, 43 patients are hospitalized at the CHU de La Réunion. Among these patients, 6 are in intensive care, including 2 positive cases with the South African variant.

Covid-related deaths

In total, Reunion has 45 deaths linked to Covid-19.

It is particularly recalled that:

  • anyone showing symptoms must be screened as soon as possible, either by contacting their attending physician, or by going to a medical biology laboratory or to a drop-in sampling center or during screening organized in the municipality
  • travelers are encouraged to be screened 2 to 4 days after their arrival, in accordance with the text messages systematically sent to them by the ARS
  • travelers from Mayotte are encouraged to get tested as soon as they arrive at the airport (antigen test)
  • everyone is invited to download the TousAntiCovid application on their mobile phone, which facilitates information for people who may be in contact with an infected person, and thus allows the chains of transmission of the virus to be broken more quickly.

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