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Public Health epidemiology director, Dr. Ronald Skewes confirmed that there is one known case in the Dominican Republic of “fluorona,” the double whammy of Omicron and Influenza. During the Ministry of Public Health press conference of Wednesday, 12 January 2022, Dr. Skewes said a first case, a woman, was detected in November 2021. The tests were carried out at the Dr. Defilló National Laboratory.

“The National Laboratory can detect influenza and covid, and indeed there is a case identified,” he said. He explained the woman was not hospitalized and stayed at home to recover. “It is an autochthonous case. A person who has not been out or been in contact with people,” said Skewes.

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