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Haiti Records More Than 2,100 Cases Of COVID-19

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, June 1, 2020 (CMC) – Haiti recorded more than 250 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on two consecutive days, as the number of positive cases in the French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country climbed to 2, 124, health authorities confirmed, today.

The Ministry of Public Health also announced that three people died, as a result of contracting the virus, bringing the total of deaths to 44, since the first case was detected on March 19.

The Ministry of Public Health said that Haiti had recorded 540 cases of the virus, over the past 48 hours, with men accounting for the most cases.

It said 59.8 percent of the cases were men, and that the number of active cases is now 2,056, while the number of suspected cases is 5,244.

The authorities said that the 364 people have been hospitalised, as a result of the virus, while 1,395 are in quarantine at home.

Haiti has the most number of cases in the CARICOM region, followed by Jamaica with 586 cases and nine deaths.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said, today, that the coronavirus, which was first detected in China last December, has, so far, killed 372,000 and infected another 6.5 million, worldwide.

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