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Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas says that during the weekend interventions in Greater Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal, Monte Plata and La Romana provinces, 450,000 facial masks were distributed. The Minister was seen distributing one disposable mask per person. Dr. Sánchez Cárdenas said that 47,287 homes were visited, and 8,010 rapid antibody blood tests were carried out, with 570 testing positive and 7,440 negative. He said the number of PCR diagnostic tests carried out was 980, of which most are awaiting results. Speaking during the Monday, 18 May press briefing, Dr. Sánchez Cárdenas said that six persons were hospitalized after the home visits showed their conditions were worsening.
Ministry of Public Health press conference:
19 May 2020