Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #1,090/ 13 March 2023

The 4-week Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 0.61%, with the 24-hour positivity rate at 1.78%, as per Covid-19 Bulletin #1,090 dated 13 March 2023. The downward trend in cases continues.

The number of Covid-19 registered cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #1,090 was 12, resulting from 676 first time Covid-19 lab tests, and 14 PCR tests. The seven-day average of lab-reported cases is 6. With very few exceptions, most cases are mild and are treated as a cold at home.

Most people are just seeing Covid as a seasonal cold. The Ministry of Public Health encourages people to get a third, fourth or fifth vaccine that are available for free in the Dominican Republic. The symptoms are a cough, runny nose and fever.

The number of active cases is at 40 for bulletin #1,090. The seven-day active cases average is now 51.

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 #1,090, with the deadline of 13 March 2023, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 660,892 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020.

As of the 13 March 2023 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 419.58 compared to the 2,827.69 global average. The fatality rate in the DR is at 0.66%.

There were 10 lab-reported Covid-19 cases in Santo Domingo province and 1 in the National District and Santiago for the 13 March deadline.

15 March 2023