Sat | May 30, 2020

Haiti records three new deaths as COVID-19 cases surpass 700

Published:Friday | May 22, 2020 | 11:27 AM

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Haiti has recorded three deaths in 24 hours, pushing the total number of people who have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) to 25, health officials have confirmed.

The Ministry of Health, in its daily bulletin, did not elaborate on the three new deaths, but said that the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country had recorded 71 new cases, pushing the total of persons testing positive for the virus since March 19 to 734.

It said most of the news cases were men, accounting for 60.4 per cent, while women accounted for 39.6 per cent and that the number of active cases in Haiti now stands at 688 cases.

The number of suspected cases had been put at 2,519, with 282 persons are hospitalised and 1, 438 quarantined at home.

Haiti is the CARICOM country with the most positive cases and deaths associated with the virus that was first detected in China last December and blamed for nearly 400,000 deaths and five million infections worldwide.

Jamaica, which has 534 cases and nine deaths, is the closest to Haiti among the 15-member CARICOM grouping reporting COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

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