Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #585/ 24 October 2021


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Feb 20, 2019

Covid-19 Bulletin #585 reflects a spike in cases primarily in the northwestern provinces, Haitian border provinces, Santiago and Greater Santo Domingo. The good news is cases in Montecristi and Valverde are down, confirming for the second day that the regional outbreak could be under control.

Notwithstanding, overall the announcement that the two doses of Covid-19 vaccination are now required to use public transport has motivated many to get vaccinated. The daily number of vaccines administered jumped from a low 20,797 on 30 September 2021 to 83,745 doses for the 22 October 2021 deadline. The number of vaccinated, nevertheless, has again begun to gradually slide. Meanwhile, there is an increase in demand for PCR diagnostic tests.

Around 60% of the adult population is already fully vaccinated in the Dominican Republic, but the government has vaccine stocks for...

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