Epidemiological Update - Cholera - 22 November 2022
Since the notification of the first two confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae O1 in the greater Port-au-Prince area on 2 October 2022, to 20 November 2022, the Haitian Ministry of Health (Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population, MSPP per its French acronym) reported a total of 11,039 suspected cases in 10 departments of the country, including 938 confirmed cases, 9,344 hospitalized suspected cases, and 202 registered deaths. This represents an increase of 22% in suspected cases (N=1,963), 15% in confirmed cases (N=122) and 15% in deaths (N=27) compared to the Update of November 15, 2022. To date, 6 departments have confirmed cases (Artibonite, Centre, Grand-Anse Sud, Sud-Est and Ouest). As of November 20th, the case fatality rate among suspected cases is 2%.
Of a total of 2,345 samples analyzed by the National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP for its acronym in French), 938 were confirmed (40% positivity rate).