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Dominican Republic – Coronavirus Covid-19: Bulletin #63/20 May 2020

According to Coronavirus Bulletin #63 of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the Dominican Republic has 13,657 confirmed cases, 180 new confirmed cases and 448 deaths, including 2 new deaths. 2,066 patients are hospitalized, including 113 in intensive care units. The results are from 61,330 PCR diagnostic tests, for a record 19.68% positive rate.

Previous bulletin results for weekend days have been:
Bulletin #62: 13,477 confirmed tests, 254 new cases, 446 deaths, 59,976 PCR tests
Bulletin #61: 13,223 confirmed tests, 498 new cases, 441 deaths, 58,357 PCR tests
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 eleven days are: 1,354 (Bulletin#63), 1,619 (Bulletin #62), 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 continue to show consistency in testing before easing further 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 Wednesday, 19 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, La Romana, Puerto Plata, Sánchez Ramírez, Hermanas Mirabal and La Altagracia. All other provinces report 200 or less cases.

The largest increases in new confirmed cases were reported for the National District (74), Santo Domingo Province (67), San Cristóbal (10), Azua (9), Barahona (6), Espaillat / Moca (3), Santiago (2), Puerto Plata (2), San Pedro de Macorís (2), Duarte (2), and San Juan de la Maguana (2). The Ministry of Public Health reports 1 or less confirmed cases in 23 other provinces.

According to Bulletin #63, the evolution of the health crisis nationwide is:

National District: 3,491 cases, 74 new cases, 69 deaths, including 1 new death

Santo Domingo province: 3,249 cases, 67 new cases, 72 deaths

Santiago: 1,316 cases, 2 new cases, 71 deaths

La Vega: 830 cases, 25 deaths

Duarte (San Francisco de Macorís): 772 cases, 1 case, 84 deaths

San Cristóbal: 743 cases, 10 new cases, 18 deaths

Espaillat (Moca, Gaspar Hernández): 504 cases, 3 new cases, 8 deaths

La Romana: 422 cases, 1 new case, 7 deaths

Puerto Plata: 334 cases, 2 new cases, 18 deaths

Monseñor Nouel (Bonao): 310 cases, 1 new case, 4 deaths

Sánchez Ramírez (Cotuí): 240 cases, 7 deaths

Hermanas Mirabal / Salcedo: 235 cases, 15 deaths

La Altagracia (Higuey, Verón, Punta Cana): 226 cases, 2 deaths

Azua: 160 cases, 9 new cases, 2 deaths

María Trinidad Sánchez / Nagua: 121 cases, 4 deaths

San Pedro de Macorís: 109 cases, 2 new cases, 13 deaths

San Juan de la Maguana: 105 cases, 6 deaths

Peravia: 99 cases, 3 deaths

Barahona: 93 cases, 6 new cases, 1 death

Valverde: 79 cases, 2 cases, 5 deaths, 1 new death

Santiago Rodríguez: 47 cases, 1 death

Monte Plata: 35 cases, 6 deaths

Montecristi: 31 cases

Samaná: 29 cases, 1 death

San José de Ocoa: 20 cases, 2 deaths

El Seibo: 15 cases

Hato Mayor: 13 cases, 2 deaths

Baoruco: 8 cases, 1 new death

Elías Piña: 7 cases

Dajabón: 6 cases

Pedernales: 5 cases

Independencia: 3 cases, 1 death

Haiti reports 663 confirmed cases and 22 deaths as of 19 May 2020.

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

21 May 2020