Apologies: I posted an earlier version of this a few minutes ago, and then realized I'd included the last batch of MSPP numbers, already published here four days ago. Then I misread my own notes and posted an inaccurate tally of deaths. I've revised the post accordingly, while reflecting on how easy it is to over-blog.
MSPP has posted 7 days' worth of cholera statistics on its Documentation page, bringing us from November 28 to December 4. As usual, the total cases and deaths don't match the daily numbers: in the daily tally are 2,497 new cases, but the total cases are 2,497 for the 7 days and 619,944 since October 2010.
Daily deaths are 25; total deaths are 28, making a total since October 2010 of 7,787.
Hidden in these numbers are some alarming events. Grande Anse department seems to have stopped sending statistics altogether during this period, and several others missed one or more days. And even though the numbers are incomplete, Haiti saw a horrible spike in cases, from 216 on November 27 to 452 on the 28th, then 445 on the 29th, 461 on the 30th, and then a drop to 394 on December 1. By December 4, the daily cases were at 209.
People were dying even on relatively slow days, with 7 on December 2 alone. Only on the 4th did MSPP report no cholera deaths in this week.
I saw nothing about this spike in the Haitian or foreign media, or in the Haitian tweets I follow, or in the NGO reports. Cholera is now endemic, which means it's part of the background noise along with all the country's other miseries.