Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #916/ 20 September 2022

DR1 News is discontinuing its comprehensive updates on Covid-19 now that the 4-week positivity has dropped under 5%. The Ministry of Public Health alerts to a round of influenza making the rounds in the Dominican Republic.

The Ministry is now urging people to act to prevent salmonellosis, leptospirosis, Escherichia coli, that especially may affect those who have been exposed to puddles and other sources of contaminated water brought by Hurricane Fiona. Public Health Minister is also urging people take care to avoid breeding mosquitos that bring dengue and that make sure they are drinking potable water to avoid stomach problems.

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #917 dated Wednesday, 21 September 2022 was 115. The seven day average (confirmed lab-reported cases) has dropped to 223, down from 260 on the previous day. The number of active cases is now at 616, down from 1,032 on the previous day, and 866 for the seven-day average.

The 24-hour positivity was 20.83%, down from the day before. The 4-week positivity rate is 4.80% down from 5.06% on the day before.

Except in hospitals, every day less people wear facial masks in the Dominican Republic. Nevertheless, in recent days, given a known common cold that is getting around, more people have been resorting back to their face masks as a preventive measure here to stay.

As per Bulletin #917, with the deadline of 21 September 2022, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 645,026 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020.

As of the 21 September 2022 deadline, 4,384 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 1M/death rate is at 395 compared to the 2,728.07 average for the Americas region. The fatality rate in the DR is at 0.68%. The fatality rate per 1M inhabitants is 419.58.

As per the 21 September 2022 deadline, the cases continue to be concentrated in Greater Santo Domingo and Santiago, the leading metropolis. There were 22 registered cases in the National District, 21 in Santiago and 17 in Santo Domingo province. There were less than 10 cases in all other provinces.

22 September 2022