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Haiti exceeds 7,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 151 deaths

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

With 125 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours, Haiti reached 7,100 infections this Sunday, according to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Public Health, which puts the deceased at 151 due to the pandemic in the country, with a fatality rate of 2.08%.

Currently, there are a total of 16,883 suspected cases of the disease, while 3,877 patients have recovered. Of the 7,053 confirmed cases, 40.8% are women and 59.2% men.

The Western Department is the most affected, with 5,117 accumulated cases, including 38 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 58 deaths. Artibonite follows with 383 confirmed cases, including 8 on the last day, for a total of 26 deaths.

Haitian President Jovenel Moise decreed the gradual reactivation of economic activity from June 30, when airports, ports and borders were also reopened, and the subcontracting industries are operating at full capacity.

In addition, churches and places of worship have recently started operating again, and the resumption of classes is scheduled for next August 10.

Following the resumption of activity, the Government of Haiti asked its population to « reduce the risks » to prevent a resurgence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the country four months after registering the first case of the disease in the Caribbean nation.

However, the population maintains total laxity regarding compliance with the recommended protection measures, a situation in which the authorities insist on constantly urging people to be alert to avoid infections and do not believe that the disease is no longer in the country.

The situation of COVID-19 is hardly news in the Haitian media and the authorities do not speak of the disease to the same extent as they did three months ago.

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