Haiti — COVID-19 Border Monitoring — Situation Report #40 (16-21 July 2021)
Jul 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 July, approximately 196,000,000 confirmed cases had been reported in 213 countries, areas or territories according to WHO and the neighboring country Dominican Republic already reported that 342,267 individuals tested positive to the virus with 3,963 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, 20,326 cases of infection, 563 deaths and 14,802 recoveries have been confirmed in Haïti.