COVID-19 pandemic in Haiti

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COVID-19 pandemic in Haiti
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationHaiti
Index casePort-au-Prince
Arrival date19 March 2020
(1 year, 3 months and 2 days)
Confirmed cases234 (as of 14 May)[1][2][3]
Active cases199 (as of 14 May) [2]
Suspected cases1,408 (as of 14 May) [2]
Recovered17 (as of 14 May) [1][2]
Deaths
18 (as of 14 May) [1][2]
Government website
mspp.gouv.ht
Suspected cases have not been confirmed as being due to this strain by laboratory tests, although some other strains may have been ruled out.

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Haiti in March 2020. As of 12 May 2020, there are 209 total confirmed cases, 176 active cases, 1,311 suspected cases, with 16 deaths and 17 recoveries.[4]

Cases[change | change source]

On 19 March, the first two COVID-19 cases in the country were confirmed.[5]

On 5 April, the country confirmed its first death from COVID-19.[6][7]

Response[change | change source]

On 16 March, at midnight local time, Haiti's Prime Minister, Joseph Jouthe, announced a two-week suspension of flights from Europe, Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Latin America.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "2 nouvo ka COVID-19 konfime ak yon (1) moun anplis ki geri nan peyi Dayiti" (PDF). mspp.gouv.ht.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "LISTED CASES OF COVID-19 IN HAITI". Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. "Centre de Documentation" (in Haitian Creole). Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  4. "2 nouvo ka COVID-19 konfime ak yon (1) moun anplis ki geri nan peyi Dayiti" (PDF). mspp.gouv.ht. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  5. "Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew, shuts borders". Reuters. 19 March 2020. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  6. "Haiti reports its first coronavirus death". France24. 5 April 2020. Archived from the original on 5 April 2020. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  7. Rashid, Zaheena; Stepansky, Joseph (6 April 2020). "US braces for 'hardest week' in coronavirus fight: Live updates". Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  8. O'Hare, Maureen & Hardingham, Tamara (17 March 2020). "Coronavirus - Which countries have travel bans?". CNN. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.