Once again we have numerical discrepancies: The daily tally shows 252 cases in those two days, but the total cumulative case numbers show an increase of 423. Similarly, just 2 deaths were reported, but the total deaths have risen by 5, to 7,965.
I usually assume that the discrepancies are due to late reports, but I don't have the time and skill to do a detailed analysis. However, I do notice that in the two days covered, five departments failed to report on both days: Grande Anse, Nord Est, Ouest, Port-au-Prince, and Sud. Grande Anse doesn't seem to have reported in over a month. And Port-au-Prince, with 173,760 cases in the cumulative total (27 per cent of all cholera cases), presumably is dealing with many new but unreported cases.
MSPP presents two sets of numbers, the total numbers and those of cases in persons 5 years old or older. That's because acute diarrhea is so common in Haitian babies and toddlers that many cases may be confused with cholera.
MSPP explains none of this, and almost no one else does either. Yet this is far and away the biggest cholera outbreak in the world, one that's spread to the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The silence is deafening.