The Ministry of Public Health Coronavirus Bulletin #748 with the deadline of 5 April 2022 reports 58 new cases, down from 66 on the previous day. For 22 consecutive days there have been no Covid-19 deaths reported. The death rate is at 0.76%, one of the lowest in the Americas.
The 58 new cases in Bulletin #748 compare to the 7-day nationwide average for confirmed cases that is 51, up from the previous 7-day average.
The national 4-week positivity rate for the 5 April 2022 Epidemiological Bulletin #748 is at 0.95%, same as the previous day. The 24-hour positivity for the day is 1.89%, down from the day before. Both stats maintain the low positivity trend.
As per Bulletin #748, with the deadline of 5 April 2022, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 578,377 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. Labs carried out 3,067 first-time PCR and lab antigen tests. This number of tests compares with the 14-day average now at 2,571, up from the previous day. Physicians explain that most of the cases are detected when an asymptomatic person carries out the Covid-19 test as a routine requirement for another medical procedure.
The record vaccinations for one day is 184,208 on 10 June 2021. For the 5 April 2022 deadline, Our World in Data reports 6,062 first and second dose vaccines were applied. The rolling 7-day average as of 5 April 2022 deadline is at 5,630, down from the previous day.
The Vacunate government website reports injecting 7,193,260 first doses of the vaccine and 5,939,778 second doses as of 5 April 2022 in a country with an adult population of 7.8 million. The government began to vaccinate for the Covid-19 virus on 16 February 2021. For the same 5 April 2022 bulletin deadline, the Ministry of Public Health is reporting that 2,305,461 people had received the third booster shot. The government has ordered all with the first two shots to get the booster shot.
By global standards, the Dominican Republic has been relatively successful at treating Covid-19 and keeping the number of deaths low. For the 5 April 2022 deadline, Worldometer lists the 1M deaths per inhabitant rate for the Dominican Republic at 396. According to the same 1M deaths statistics, fewer people have died of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic than in Brazil at 3,069, the United States at 3,018, Argentina at 2,790, Colombia at 2,695, Italy at 2,655, the United Kingdom at 2,425, Russia at 2,538, Spain at 2,196, France at 2,179, Germany 1,560 and Canada at 986 all major markets for Dominican tourism and countries with overall better health systems.
No Covid-related deaths was recorded for the 5 April 2022 deadline. No death was reported having occurred in the previous 24 hours of the deadline. As of the 5 April 2022 deadline, 4,375 persons are reported to have died of the disease in the Dominican Republic, a nation of more than 10.8 million adults since March 2020. The fatality rate is at 0.76%. The fatality rate per 1M inhabitants is 418.72. Dominican physicians’ diverse treatment for the disease has been relatively successful in the region. The Ministry of Public Health reports that the country’s 418.72 fatality rate per 1M compares favorably to the average 1M inhabitants’ fatality rate for the Americas at 2,604.50 as of 4 April 2022.
The Ministry of Public Health report #748 confirms the decline in serious cases. The bulletin indicates 3% of Covid-19 public hospital beds are occupied (78 of 2,373 total available), up from the previous day. 3% of the intensive care units for Covid-19 are taken (18 of 585). The hospitalization statistics are for all the country. Hospitalization demand in Greater Santo Domingo, Santiago and other major cities is higher than the national average. The hospitals say that most of the patients that require hospitalization had not been vaccinated for Covid-19.
The past seven days bulletin result highlights are:
Bulletin #748: 578,377 confirmed cases, 58 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 117 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
Bulletin #747: 578,319 confirmed cases, 66 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 130 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
Bulletin #746: 578,253 confirmed cases, 44 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 155 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
Bulletin #745: 578,209 confirmed cases, 30 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 131 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
Bulletin #744: 578,179 confirmed cases, 49 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 204 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
Bulletin #743: 578,130 confirmed cases, 92 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 165 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
Bulletin #742: 578,038 confirmed cases, 18 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 139 active cases. No deaths are reported for the deadline, and none in the past 24 hours. The fatality rate per 1M is 418.72.
As per the 5 April deadline, there were 27 new cases in the National District, 9 in Santo Domingo province, 8 in San Pedro de Macorís, 4 in Puerto Plata and Santiago, and 2 in La Altagracia, 1 in Azua, María Trinidad Sanchez, San Juan de la Maguana and Monseñor Nouel. There were no cases reported in 22 other provinces.
Greater Santo Domingo leads in the number of reported PCR and antigen cases since the start of the pandemic. As of 5 April 2022 at 6pm, the deadline for Bulletin #748, the most confirmed cases have been reported in the National District (149,958) and the Santo Domingo province (119,302) that represents Greater Santo Domingo, with the country’s highest urban density. The numbers account for 47% of the 578,377 PCR and lab antigen confirmed cases nationwide.
Other province case totals are: Santiago (61,955), Puerto Plata (19,468), La Vega (18,670), La Altagracia (18,028), La Romana (17,859), Espaillat (17,801), San Cristóbal (16,649), Duarte (13,096), Valverde (11,208), San Pedro de Macoris (9,607), San Juan de la Maguana (9,495), Maria Trinidad Sánchez (7,777), Barahona (6,746), Azua (6,342), Monseñor Nouel (6,339), Hermanas Mirabal (6,013), Sánchez Ramírez (5,699), Peravia (5,300), Dajabón (5,000), Montecristi (4,978), Santiago Rodriguez (4,576), Monte Plata (4,317), Baoruco (3,484), Hato Mayor (3,449), San José de Ocoa (2,615), Independencia (2,522), El Seibo (2,069), Samaná (2,053), Pedernales (1,481) and Elías Piña (1,296) as of the 5 April 2022 deadline.
Haiti is reported having 30,567 confirmed cases and 833 deaths, as per the 4 April 2022 global epidemiological deadline. Haiti has progressed very slowly with its Covid-19 vaccination program. Early on, the Haitian government rejected a first Covax facility donation of AstraZeneca vaccines. A donation of Moderna vaccines was shipped to 26 February 2022, 163,369 Haitians (1.4% of the population) had received at least a first dose of the Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine at the 149 open vaccination centers since the start of vaccination on 16 July 2021. Early on, Haiti rejected a donation of 100,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the Dominican Republic. 111,914 Haitians are fully vaccinated (2 doses, 0.96% of the population) as of the 22 March 2022 update, of a population of more than 11.4 million people. New cold storage capacity donated by Canada will be posted on the border and could help increase the number of Haitians that are vaccinated. The Haitians rejected the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines, but accept Pfizer and Moderna. The Pfizer vaccines that are available here for applying to the Haitians need to be kept at ultra-cold temperatures.
Already, hundreds of thousands of Haitians that live and work in the Dominican Republic have been vaccinated here. Most employers in the Dominican Republic have required their employees be vaccinated.
The Dominican government has authorized the vaccinating of Haitians with IDs and domicile in the Dominican Republic, but there is much resistance even among those living in the DR to get vaccinated.
Overall, health experts attribute the general low number of deaths in Haiti 72 per 1M pop compared to 396 per 1M in the DR) as of 4 April 2022 in part is due to widespread vaccinating of babies with the tuberculosis vaccine and widespread use of ivermectin for parasites. Both actions are said to have raised the immunity of the Haitian population in general. In Haiti most people do not wear masks nor exercise physical distancing.
In the Americas, the Dominican Republic is ranked 17th in confirmed cases after the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Paraguay.
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7 April 2022