Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #789/ 16 May 2022

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The Ministry of Public Health says that the slight increase in cases does not qualify as a fourth wave. Yet, the HOMS in Santiago and Cedimat in Santo Domingo have reinstated Covid-19 preventive measures that had been relaxed at the large medical centers. Apparently the Covid-19 variant has been imported by Dominicans who have traveled abroad, or from visiting friends and family.

Otherwise, the Dominican Republic has reached a kind of herd immunity regarding Covid-19. That is, sufficient number of people seem to have developed immunity from catching the disease, and sufficient number of people are fully vaccinated.

New cases seem to be mild, with record lows in hospitalizations. But some people who have recently fallen ill, complain of suffering a very bad cold-like bout. The authorities say no one should let down one’s guard.

The number of active cases is 545, increasing from 536 on the...

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