PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, May 30, 2020 (CMC) – Haiti, yesterday, recorded 123 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pushing the country’s total since March 19 to 1,443, health officials have confirmed.
The Ministry of Public Health also reported one death, bringing the total to 33, and appealed to Haitians to follow the guidelines, aimed at curbing the spread of the virus on the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.
According to the Ministry, 61.3 percent of the new cases were men, while 38.7 percent were women, and the number of active cases stood at 1,386, an increase 122 in a 24-hour period.
It said the number of suspected cases is 3,966 cases, with 320 people hospitalised and 1,386 people quarantined at home.
Meanwhile, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) has provided half a million US dollars, towards the emergency plan, being developed by the National Directorate of Drinking Water and Sanitation of Haiti (Dinepa), to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drinking water and sanitation, over the next three months.