Haiti — COVID-19 Border Monitoring — Situation Report #36 (16-31 May 2021)
May 31 2021
- Flow Monitoring
The COVID-19 outbreak first reported in the People’s Republic of China in late 2019 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. More than a year later, as of 31 May, approximately 171,000,000 confirmed cases had been reported in 213 countries, areas or territories according to WHO and the neighboring country Dominican Re- public already reported that 294,021 individuals tested positive to the virus with 3,634 who have died from the disease. On 20 March 2020, the first two cases were confirmed in Haïti and the country remains at high risk of rapid contagion given the weak health system, the proximity and porous border with the Dominican Republic. At present, 15,282 cases of infection, 323 deaths and 12,552 recoveries have been confirmed in Haïti.