Haiti cholera deaths above 330 as Tomas approaches

| 01/11/2010

(CNN): The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 330, and officials believe Hurricane Tomas may worsen the situation as it approaches. The number of confirmed cholera cases has climbed to 4,764, with 337 deaths, said Imogen Wall, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Haiti, citing information provided bythe Haitian government. Those numbers represent the people that were able to make it to the hospital, she said. Another 200 cases are suspected in the nation’s West Department, or province, she said. Tracking maps show Hurricane Tomas nearing Haiti on Thursday as a Category 3 hurricane.

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