Public Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas said that the spike in cases in La Altagracia are due to 28 positives found among 274 persons tested in the provincial jail. The Minister said that several inmates in Higuey were relocated to isolate them. Of those that tested positive, 11 were sent to the local hospital. There have been outbreaks in other jails in Santo Domingo, Azua, San Francisco de Macoris and Santiago. The intervention of the jail was carried out working with the Attorney General Office and the Armed Forces.
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El Nuevo Diario
Press briefing Minister of Public Health
28 May 2020
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