According to the latest balance released by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), the deaths from the cholera outbreak in Haiti are already 4,625, which puts the death rate at 1.9 percent. On the other hand, the number of patients has also increased, which is currently estimated at 245,183. It is estimated that 132,293 are hospitalized, while some 129,462 people have been discharged after recovering from the disease.
By department, the most affected is Artibonite with 868, followed by Grande Anse with 824, North with 623, Port Príncipe with 553, Center with 357, West with 309, Northeast with 257, Northwest with 238, South and Southeast with 228 each one and Nippes with 140.
The population accuses the Nepalese peacekeepers of introducing the disease in the Caribbean country, something that has been partially confirmed by American and French reports, according to which the strain comes from South Asia. However, the United Nations has denied these claims.
Source: EUROPE PRESS