Coronavirus

With a black hole of data, Covid-19 deaths in Haiti remain unknown

A lack of communication from the government and a precarious health system signal that Covid-19 may be set to ravage Latin America's poorest nation

With a black hole of data, Covid-19 deaths in Haiti remain unknown
Jacmel, Haiti. Photo: naTsumi/Shutterstock

At the end of March, Latin America had registered 537 deaths caused by Covid-19, with over 20,000 confirmed cases. Only two countries in the region have yet to see a single death from the disease: El Salvador, where President Nayib Bukele is in an all-out war against the virus, and Haiti, where only 16 cases have been confirmed and testing levels are desperately low. 

As The Brazilian Report explained last week, low rates of testing per capita per inhabitant mean underreporting of coronavirus cases, especially in Latin America. And the situation could be even more severe in Haiti,...

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