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Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #920/ 24 September 2022

DR1 News is discontinuing its comprehensive updates on Covid-19 now that the 4-week positivity has dropped under 5%. The 24-hour positivity was 14.23% and the 4-week positivity rate is 4.30%, continuing on the downward trend.

The number of Covid-19 cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #920 dated Wednesday, 24 September 2022 was 104. The seven-day average (confirmed lab-reported cases) has dropped to 158. The number of active cases is now at 540 and 758 for the seven-day average.

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 #920, with the deadline of 24 September 2022, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 645,473 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020.

As of the 24 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 2,729.67 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 24 September 2022 deadline, the cases continue to be concentrated in Greater Santo Domingo and Santiago, the leading metropolis. There were 32 registered cases in the National District, 22 in Santo Domingo province and 10 in Santiago. There were 7 or less cases in all other provinces.

The Ministry of Public Health alerts to influenza and dengue making the rounds in the Dominican Republic. The Ministry is now also 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.

26 September 2022