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Dominican Republic – Coronavirus Covid-19: Bulletin #61/18 May 2020

According to Coronavirus Bulletin #61 of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the Dominican Republic has 13,223 confirmed cases, 498 new confirmed cases and 441 deaths, including 7 new deaths. There are 2,035 patients are hospitalized, including 136 patients in intensive care units. The results are from 58,357 PCR diagnostic tests.

Previous bulletin results for weekend days have been:
Bulletin #60: 12,725 confirmed tests, 411 new cases, 434 deaths, 55,469 PCR tests
Bulletin #59: 12,314 confirmed tests, 204 new cases, 428 deaths, 53,280 PCR tests.
Bulletin #58: 12,110 confirmed tests, 371 new cases, 428 deaths, 52,359 PCR tests.
Bulletin #57: 11,739 confirmed tests, 419 new cases, 424 deaths, 50,108 PCR tests.
Bulletin #56: 11,320 confirmed tests, 124 new cases, 422 deaths, 47117 PCR tests.

The PCR tests stats for the past seven days are: 2,888 (Bulletin #61), 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 Monday, 18 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 (148), San Cristóbal (105), the National District (105), La Romana (70), San Cristóbal (53), Santiago (40), La Altagracia (15), La Vega (13), Puerto Plata (12), Monseñor Nouel / Bonao (11), Peravia (5), Azua (4), San Pedro de Macorís (4), Duarte (3), Espaillat / Moca (3), María Trinidad Sánchez / Nagua (3), San Juan de la Maguana (3), Barahona (2), Bahoruco (2), Sánchez Ramírez (2) and Valverde (2). The Ministry of Public Health reports 1 or less confirmed cases in 14 other provinces.

According to Bulletin #61, the evolution of the health crisis nationwide is:

National District: 3,350 cases, 105 new cases, 64 deaths, 2 new deaths

Santo Domingo province: 3,093 cases, 148 new cases, 71 deaths, 2 new deaths

Santiago: 1,304 cases, 20 new cases, 69 deaths, 2 new deaths

La Vega: 827 cases, 29 deaths, 25 deaths, 2 new deaths

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

San Cristóbal: 708 cases, 53 new cases, 18 deaths

Espaillat (Moca, Gaspar Hernández): 488 cases, 3 new cases, 8 deaths

Puerto Plata: 332 cases, 12 new cases, 18 deaths

La Romana: 414 cases, 70 new cases, 7 deaths

Monseñor Nouel (Bonao): 309 cases, 11 new cases, 4 deaths

Hermanas Mirabal / Salcedo: 235 cases, 15 deaths

Sánchez Ramírez (Cotuí): 234 cases, 2 new cases, 6 deaths

La Altagracia (Higuey, Verón, Punta Cana): 221 cases, 15 new cases, 2 deaths

Azua: 147 cases, 4 new cases, 2 deaths

María Trinidad Sánchez / Nagua: 121 cases, 3 new cases, 4 deaths

San Pedro de Macorís: 105 cases, 4 new cases, 12 deaths

San Juan de la Maguana: 103 cases, 3 new cases, 6 deaths

Peravia: 99 cases, 5 new cases, 3 deaths

Barahona: 82 cases, 2 new cases, 1 death

Valverde: 71 cases, 2 cases, 4 deaths

Santiago Rodríguez: 45 cases, 1 death

Montecristi: 31 cases

Monte Plata: 31 cases, 6 deaths

Samaná: 29 cases, 1 death

San José de Ocoa: 19 cases, 2 deaths

El Seibo: 15 cases

Hato Mayor: 13 cases, 2 deaths

Elías Piña: 7 cases

Baoruco: 8 cases, 1 new death

Dajabón: 6 cases

Pedernales: 5 cases

Independencia: 3 cases, 1 death

The explanation for the spike in La Romana is an outbreak in the public jail. 76 La Romana jail inmates were relocated to the isolation center in Batey Bienvenido in Santo Domingo province. Sanitation efforts were carried out to disinfect the jail. In Greater Santo Domingo (National District and Santo Domingo province), the increase in numbers comes after the government authorities visited barrios to reach out to persons known to be sick to bring testing and guidance.

Haiti reports 533 confirmed cases and 21 deaths as of 17 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