Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #977/ 20 November 2022

The 4-week Covid-19 positivity rate has risen to 1.94%, with the 24-hour positivity rate at 13.79%, as per Covid-19 Bulletin #977 dated 20 November 2022. The number of lab-reported tests is 776.

The number of Covid-19 registered cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #977 was 107, up from 50 on the previous day. The number of Covid-19 cases has been rising slightly. The seven-day average (confirmed lab-reported cases) is up to 81, after the previous week the average being 35. The number of active cases is 591, up from the previous day 585. The seven-day active case average is at 514.

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 #977, with the deadline of 20 November 2022, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 648,563 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020.

As of the 20 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 20 November 2022 deadline, the cases continue to be concentrated in Greater Santo Domingo. There were 54 registered cases in the National District, 33 in Santo Domingo province, 5 in Santiago, 4 in Peravia, 3 in San Cristóbal, 2 in Monseñor Nouel, 2 in Duarte, 1 in La Romana and Samana

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.

21 November 2022