Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #1,091/ 14 March 2023

The 4-week Covid-19 positivity rate is now at 0.66%, with the 24-hour positivity rate at 1.47%, as per Covid-19 Bulletin #1,091 dated 14 March 2023. The downward trend in cases continues.

The number of Covid-19 registered cases in the Dominican Republic for Bulletin #1,091 was 8, resulting from 545 first time Covid-19 lab tests, and 15 PCR tests. The seven-day average of lab-reported cases is 7. 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 #1,091. The seven-day active cases average is now 50.

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 #1,091, with the deadline of 14 March 2023, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 660,900 PCR or antigen-confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020.

As of the 14 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%.

The 8 reported lab cases were distributed in: 3 in Santo Domingo province and 1 in National District, Duarte, La Vega, Puerto Plata and Santiago for the 14 March deadline.

15 March 2023