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Haiti – COVID-19 : FLASH, Nearly 1,000 new cases and 38 deaths in 21 days

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Haiti – COVID-19 : FLASH, Nearly 1,000 new cases and 38 deaths in 21 days

25/05/2021 09:07:58

The last published report from the Ministry of Public Health dated May 21, 2021 reports 131 new cases and 4 new deaths (2 West, 1 South-East and 1 North-West) in 24 hours (14,037 confirmed cases and 292 deaths since the start of the pandemic). This brings the number of new cases to 933 and 38 deaths for the first 21 days of May 2021 (latest data made available by the Ministry)

Cases confirmed by department :


West: 10.004 (+103)


North: 871 (+10)


Center: 739 (+7)


Artibonite: 720 (+7)


Northeast: 386 (unchanged)


South-East: 310 (+2)


South: 306 (+1)


North-West: 293 (+1)


Grand’Anse: 243 (unchanged)


Nippes: 165 (unchanged)

Distribution of confirmed cases by age :


0-9 years: 351


10-19 years: 612


20-29 years: 2,692


30-39 years: 3.858


40-49 years: 2,578


50-59 years: 1,717


60-69 years: 1,251


70-79 years: 673


80 years and over: 305

Cumulative deaths by department :


West: 137 +2


North: 39


Center: 20


Artibonite: 39


North-East: 6


South-East: 10 +1


South: 6


Northwest: 14 +1


Grand’Anse: 13


Nipples: 6

Distribution of deaths by age :


0-9 years: 9


10-19 years: 5


20-29 years: 15


30-39 years: 20


40-49 years: 40


50-59 years: 51


60-69 years: 58


70-79 years: 55


80 years and over: 39

Suspected case of COVI-19 :


Anyone with a fever greater than or equal to 37.5 degrees Celsius, or with a recent history of fever (within the last 14 days), with or without cough with or without breathing difficulties, body aches, chest pain and unexplained headache. Anyone with a sudden change in taste (dysguesia or ageusia) or smell (hyposmia or anosmia) without associated rhinitis.

In children : all the signs mentioned above plus a deterioration of the general condition, diarrhea or isolated fever, especially in children under 3 months, should be referred to a doctor.

Recommendations :


The Ministry of Health recommends to the population, the scrupulous respect of barrier gestures in general the systematic washing of hands, the respect of the physical distance 1.50m between people and the compulsory wearing of the mask in public places and in particular:


  • Always cough or sneeze into your sleeves or elbow, never into the other’s face or hands;

  • Use paper tissues to wipe your hands or face and then throw them in the trash and wash your hands afterwards;

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap or alcoholic water. It is also possible to use a “sanitizer”;

  • Avoid contact with anyone with flu-like illness and invite them to seek treatment;

  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people if you are sick;

  • Avoid greetings like handshakes and kisses;

  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth if you have not washed your hands;

  • Avoid gatherings of people.

HL/ HaitiLibre