Haiti cholera death toll slows, now at 259

PORT-AU-PRINCE (BestGrowthStock) – The death toll from a cholera epidemic in Haiti slowed on Monday, with only six new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the accumulated total to 259, Haitian health authorities said.

In previous days since the deadly outbreak started, dozens of deaths had been recorded daily.

Gabriel Thimote, Director General of Haiti’s Health Department, said the accumulated total of registered cases had reached 3,342, compared with 3,015 a day ago.

(Reporting by Joseph Guyler Delva; Editing by Pascal Fletcher and Mohammad Zargham)

Haiti cholera death toll slows, now at 259