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Dominican Republic – Coronavirus Covid-19: Bulletin #60/17 May 2020

According to Coronavirus Bulletin #60 of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the Dominican Republic has 12,725 confirmed cases, 411 new confirmed cases and 434 deaths, including 6 new deaths. There are 2,040 patients are hospitalized, including 142 patients in intensive care units. The results are from 55,469 PCR diagnostic tests.

Previous bulletin results for weekend days have been:

Bulletin #59 numbers were 12,314 confirmed tests, 204 new cases, 428 deaths, 53,280 PCR tests.

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: 2,189 (Bulletin #60), 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 Sunday, 17 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 (134), San Cristóbal (38), the National District (102), La Romana (48), La Vega (29), San Cristóbal (22), Santiago (20), Altagracia (9), Barahona (7), Peravia (7), Puerto Plata (6), Azua (5), Duarte (4), Espaillat / Moca (3), Bahoruco (2), Monseñor Nouel / Bonao (4), Azua (3), Hermanas Mirabal (3), María Trinidad Sánchez / Nagua (2), San Juan de la Maguana (2), San Pedro de Macorís (2), Valverde (2) and Santiago Rodríguez (2). The Ministry of Public Health reports 1 or less confirmed cases in 14 other provinces.

According to Bulletin #60, the evolution of the health crisis nationwide is:

National District: 3,245 cases, 102 new cases, 64 deaths, 2 new deaths

Santo Domingo province: 2,811 cases, 134 new cases, 68 deaths, 1 new death

Santiago: 1,264 cases, 20 new cases, 69 deaths, 2 new deaths

La Vega: 814 cases, 29 deaths, 23 deaths

Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís): 766 cases, 4 cases, 84 deaths

San Cristóbal: 655 cases, 22 new cases, 18 deaths

Espaillat (Moca, Gaspar Hernández): 485 cases, 3 new cases, 8 deaths

La Romana: 343 cases, 48 new cases, 7 deaths

Puerto Plata: 320 cases, 6 new cases, 18 deaths

Monseñor Nouel (Bonao): 298 cases, 4 new cases, 4 deaths

Hermanas Mirabal / Salcedo: 235 cases, a new case, 15 deaths

Sánchez Ramírez (Cotuí): 232 cases, 6 deaths

La Altagracia (Higuey, Verón, Punta Cana): 206 cases, 9 new cases, 2 deaths

Azua: 143 cases, 5 new cases, 2 deaths

María Trinidad Sánchez / Nagua: 118 cases, 2 new cases, 4 deaths

San Pedro de Macorís: 101 cases, 2 new cases, 12 deaths

San Juan de la Maguana: 100 cases, 2 new cases, 5 deaths

Peravia: 94 cases, 7 new cases, 3 deaths

Barahona: 80 cases, 7 new cases, 1 death

Valverde: 69 cases, 4 deaths

Santiago Rodríguez: 45 cases, 1 death

Montecristi: 31 cases

Monte Plata: 31 cases, 1 new case, 6 deaths

Samaná: 29 cases, 1 death

San José de Ocoa: 19 cases, 2 deaths

El Seibo: 15 cases, 1 new case

Hato Mayor: 13 cases, 2 deaths

Baoruco: 8 cases, 2 new cases, 1 new death

Elías Piña: 7 cases

Dajabón: 6 cases

Pedernales: 5 cases

Independencia: 3 cases, 1 death

Haiti reports 456 confirmed cases and 20 deaths as of 16 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 epidemiological bulletins

Read more statistical analysis at:

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Health Data

University of Oxford Covid Tracker

SICA

19 May 2020