A man washing his hands at a hand-washing station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by George H. Rouzier for The Haitian Times
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COVID-19 cases are on the rise and the reported numbers are lagging behind actual cases, the head of Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) said.

Dr. Lauré Adrien, the general director of the MSPP, said the reopening of travel into and out of Haiti has contributed to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. The agency’s official tally lags behind the real-time cases seen at health centers and hospitals. Adrien did not say by how much the published data may be undercounted.

MSPP last released COVID-19 statistics on May 5. It reported 17 new confirmed cases, pushing the total number to 13,227 since the pandemic began. Of that number, 12,304 patients have recovered and 266 died. Source

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