Dominican Republic – Coronavirus Covid-19: Bulletin #137/2 August 2020

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According to Coronavirus Bulletin #137 of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the Dominican Republic has 73,117 confirmed cases, including 828 new cases. The lull in cases is related to the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias. Bulletin #137 indicates that 42% of the reported cases are persons in the 20-39 years range.



The number of confirmed cases depends on the availability of PCR tests that continues to be very scarce, especially in the provinces. In the Dominican Republic, even the well off have to wait to get tested. For a shot at a free PCR test, people queue for hours at the Laboratorio Nacional Dr. Defilló in Santo Domingo.



The average testing over the past 14 days is 3,718 PCR tests. The numbers of diagnostic tests carried out over the past 14 days [the difference between the PCR tests reported since the past bulletin] are: 1,685...
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