Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #624/ 2 December 2021

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The Ministry of Public Health Coronavirus Bulletin #624 with the deadline of 2 December 2021 reports 289 new cases. The low in Covid-19 cases in the Dominican Republic coincides with the outbreak of the Omicron variant in Europe and Africa.

Bulletin #624 reports active Covid-19 cases are at 2,231, another record low. The number of active cases is minimal when compared to the peak of 55,773 active cases registered in July 2021, and is evidence the vaccines are working. With around 64% of the population vaccinated with least two doses of vaccine, and 77% with at least one dose, the mostly Delta variant fourth wave outbreak, was mild and has dissipated. A recent University of Yale study attributes the situation to the combination of two Sinovac vaccines with the Pfizer booster, a campaign that coincided with the entry of the Delta variant.

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