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Dominican Republic – Coronavirus Covid-19: Bulletin #59/16 May 2020

According to Coronavirus Bulletin #59 of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the Dominican Republic has 12,314 confirmed cases, 204 new confirmed cases and 428 deaths, including zero new deaths reported. There are 2,002 patients are hospitalized, including 145 patients in intensive care units. The results are from 53,280 PCR diagnostic tests.

Previous bulletin results for weekend days have been:
Bulletin #58 numbers were 12,110 confirmed tests, 371 new cases, 428 deaths, 52,359 PCR tests.
Bulletin #57 numbers were 11,739 confirmed tests, 419 new cases, 424 deaths, 50,108 PCR tests.
Bulletin #56 numbers were 11,320 confirmed tests, 124 new cases, 422 deaths, 47117 PCR tests.

The PCR tests stats for the past seven days are: 921 (Bulletin #59), 2,251 (Bulletin #58), 2,991 (Bulletin #57), 657 (Bulletin #56), 1,792 (Bulletin #55), 1,038 (Bulletin #54), 1,672 (Bulletin #53). The Pan American Health Organization says that the country needs to be able to show consistency in testing before easing activity restrictions.

The statistical reports do not include results from rapid response blood antibody tests or patients diagnosed with tomography or other means. The Dominican Republic has a population of more than 10 million people.

As of Saturday, 16 May 2020 at 6pm, the most confirmed cases continue to be reported in the National District and Santo Domingo Province, Santiago, La Vega, Duarte, San Cristobal, Espaillat, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Hermanas Mirabal, and Sánchez Ramírez. All other provinces report 200 or less cases.

The largest increases in confirmed cases were reported for Santo Domingo province (51), San Cristóbal (38), the National District (36), Espaillat / Moca (21), Santiago (12), La Vega (11), La Altagracia (5), La Romana (4), Azua (3), Hermanas Mirabal (3), Duarte (3), Montecristi (2), San José de Ocoa (2), Valverde (2) and Santiago Rodríguez (2). The Ministry of Public Health reports 1 or less confirmed cases in 16 other provinces.

According to Bulletin #59, the evolution of the health crisis nationwide is:

National District: 3,143 cases, 36 new cases, 64 deaths

Santo Domingo province: 2,811 cases, 51 new cases, 67 deaths

Santiago: 1,244 cases, 12 new cases, 67 deaths

La Vega: 785 cases, 11 deaths, 23 deaths

Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís): 762 cases, 3 cases, 84 deaths

San Cristóbal: 633 cases, 38 new cases, 18 deaths

Espaillat (Moca, Gaspar Hernández): 482 cases, 21 new cases, 8 deaths

Puerto Plata: 314 cases, 18 deaths

La Romana: 295 cases, 4 new cases, 7 deaths

Monseñor Nouel (Bonao): 294 cases, 5 new cases, 4 deaths

Hermanas Mirabal / Salcedo: 234 cases, 3 new cases, 15 deaths

Sánchez Ramírez (Cotuí): 232 cases, 1 new case, 6 deaths

La Altagracia (Higuey, Verón, Punta Cana): 197 cases, 5 new cases, 2 deaths

Azua: 138 cases, 3 new cases, 2 deaths

María Trinidad Sánchez / Nagua: 116 cases, 1 new case, 4 deaths

San Pedro de Macorís: 99 cases, 12 deaths

San Juan de la Maguana: 98 cases, 5 deaths

Peravia: 87 cases, 3 deaths

Barahona: 73 cases, 1 death

Valverde: 69 cases, 4 deaths

Santiago Rodríguez: 45 cases, 2 new cases, 1 death

Montecristi: 31 cases, 2 new cases

Monte Plata: 30 cases, 6 deaths

Samaná: 29 cases, 1 new case, 1 death

San José de Ocoa: 19 cases, 2 new cases, 2 deaths

El Seibo: 14 cases

Hato Mayor: 13 cases, 2 deaths

Elías Piña: 7 cases

Baoruco: 6 cases, 1 new death

Dajabón: 6 cases

Pedernales: 5 cases

Independencia: 3 cases, 1 death

Haiti reports 358 confirmed cases and 20 deaths as of 15 May 2020.

In the Americas, the Dominican Republic is ranked 9th in confirmed cases after the United States, Brazil, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile and Colombia. In the Caribbean and Central America, the Dominican Republic has the most confirmed cases.

Ministry of Public Health
Read more statistical analysis at:
John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Health Data
University of Oxford Covid Tracker
SICA

18 May 2020