Apart from the routine unexplained jump in numbers, which usually happens in the first day after a long pause, at least three departments failed to report at all during this week—Grande Anse, Nippes, and Nord Est. A couple of others went AWOL now and then.
According to MSPP, on March 31 a total of 652,730 cholera cases had been reported since the outbreak began in October 2010. Total deaths are now 8,060, with 4 of them in the last week of March (not counting 3 extra deaths slipped in on March 25).
Back on March 1, the death tally was 8,055. It rose to 8,057 on March 4, no tally was reported for March 5, and on March 6 the deaths miraculously fell to 8,048. Since then only 6 more have been recorded in the daily count, yet Haiti ended the month with 12 more since March 6.
It really looks as if Haiti's ministry of health, in dealing with the worst cholera outbreak in the world, is pulling numbers out of the air–with the silent acquiescence of the Pan American Health Organization, countless NGOs, the media, and the various governments that fund and staff MINUSTAH, the UN babysitters who brought cholera to Haiti in the first place.
I would be abjectly grateful to be refuted, rebutted, and put in my place by anyone with knowledge of the facts. But until that happens, I'll go on thinking that Haiti and its masters have been telling us all a very implausible story.