Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #976/ 19 November 2022

The 4-week Covid-19 positivity rate is at 1.70%, with the 24-hour positivity rate at 4.27%, as per Covid-19 Bulletin #976 dated 19 November 2022. The number of lab-reported tests is 1,171.

The number of Covid-19 registered cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #976 was 50, down from 81 on the previous day. The number of Covid-19 cases had been rising slightly. The seven-day average (confirmed lab-reported cases) is up to 73, after the previous week the average being 27. The number of active cases is at 585. The seven-day active case average is at 477.

Except in hospitals, every day less people wear facial masks in the Dominican Republic. Nevertheless, in recent days, given the impact of seasonal influenza, more people are again using face masks as a preventive measure.

As per Bulletin #976, with the deadline of 19 November 2022, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 648,456 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020.

As of the 19 November 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 2,758.66 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 19 November 2022 deadline, the cases continue to be concentrated in Greater Santo Domingo, the larger cities. There were 52 registered cases in the National District, 15 in Santo Domingo province, 5 in Santiago, 3 in San Pedro de Macorís, 2 in La Altagracia and San Cristóbal, and 1 in Duarte and La Romana. There were no registered cases in the other provinces.

The Ministry of Public Health says people in the Dominican Republic should continue hygiene measures to avoid falling ill the new Covid-19 variants, but more so with seasonal influenza and dengue, respiratory syncytial virus. The government has made available hundreds of thousands of free flu vaccines at regular vaccination stations nationwide.

20 November 2022