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Dominican Republic — Coronavirus Bulletin #174/8 September 2020

The Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Public Health Bulletin #174, numbers show less persons are testing positive for Covid-19. For Bulletin #174, 3,617 first time tests patients were tested with a 22.28% positivity rate. The positivity rate over the past four weeks is still at 27.47%

As per Bulletin #174, with the deadline of 8 September 2020, 233 new confirmed cases are reported. The Ministry of Public Health has registered 100,937 confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. The PCR testing is 38,642 tests per million inhabitants. The number of deaths is 1,914, including 25 deaths in the past 24 hours of the bulletin. The fatality rate is 1.90% over the past four weeks.

The Ministry of Public Health reports 27% of the total available hospital beds for Covid-19 patients (3,566). The occupancy of intensive care units for Covid-19 is now at 43% of the 569 available units.

The new government in the Dominican Republic has taken on the challenge to significantly increase the number of testing in the country as part of the national strategy to combat the spread of the disease. Bulletin #174 reveals that the average testing is at 3,400 PCR confirmed case tests. These are numbers for the first diagnostic tests carried out over the past 14 days [the difference between the PCR tests reported since the past bulletin] are:
3,617 (Bulletin #174), 2,493 (Bulletin #173), 2,854 (Bulletin #172), 3,601 (Bulletin #171), 5,067 Bulletin #170), 6,192 (Bulletin #169), 3,808 (Bulletin #168), 3,120 (Bulletin #167), 2,126 (Bulletin #166), 3,729 (Bulletin #165), 3,339 (Bulletin #164), 2,808 (Bulletin #163), 2,466 (Bulletin #162), 2,694 (Bulletin #161), 2,585 (Bulletin #160), 3,221 (Bulletin #159), 2,770 (Bulletin #158), 3,467 (Bulletin #157)

The tally of deaths is now 1,914, including one new registered death for the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Public Health is now distinguishing between deaths occurring within the past four weeks and the deaths occurring within 24 hours of the report.

The official cumulative incidence of the disease per 100,000 inhabitants as per confirmed PCR tests is highest in the National District and these top 10 provinces: National District (2,697), Pedernales (1,311), Santiago (1,085), La Altagracia (1,022), Sánchez Ramírez (957), La Vega (897), Duarte (835), La Romana (781), Azua (773), Maria Trinidad Sánchez (782) and Barahona (760). Santo Domingo province with 725 is in 12th place in the incidence of the disease per 100,000 inhabitants.

The Epidemiological Bulletin lists the positivity rate in the National District (capital city) at 35% and in the Santo Domingo province at 26%.

The 14-day bulletin results are:
Bulletin #174: 100,937 confirmed cases, 806 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1914 totl deaths, 25 new reported deaths in the past 24 hours, fatality 1.90% for the past four weeks, fatality rate per 1M is 183.18.
Bulletin #173: 100,131 confirmed cases, 233 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,889 total deaths, 5 new reported deaths in the past 24 hours, fatality 1.89% for the past four weeks, fatality rate per 1M is 180.79.
Bulletin #172: 99,898 confirmed cases, 565 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,864 deaths, 1 new reported death for the past 24 hours, fatality rate per 1M is 178.40.
Bulletin #171: 99,333 confirmed cases, 567 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,845 deaths, 1 new reported death for the past 24 hours, fatality rate per 1M is 176.58.
Bulletin #170: 98,776 confirmed cases, 864 new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,840 deaths, 0 new reported deaths for the past 24 hours, fatality rate per 1M is 176.10.
Bulletin #169: 97,902 confirmed cases, 1,273 new cases, 1,821 deaths, 1 new reported death for the past 24 hours, fatality rate per 1M is 174.28.
Bulletin #168: 96,629 confirmed cases, 1,002 new cases, 7,518 hospitalized, 1,801 deaths, 36 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 172.37.
Bulletin #167: 95,627 confirmed cases, 648 new cases, 7,446 hospitalized, 1,765 deaths, 27 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 168.92.
Bulletin #166: 94,979 confirmed cases, 264 new cases, 7,444 hospitalized, 1,738 deaths, 28 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 166.34.
Bulletin #165: 94,715 confirmed cases, 474 new cases, 7,455 hospitalized, 1,710 deaths, 29 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 163.66.
Bulletin #164: 94,241 confirmed cases, 509 new cases, 7,480 hospitalized, 1,681 deaths, 8 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 160.88.
Bulletin #163: 93,732 confirmed cases, 342 new cases, 7,365 hospitalized, 1,673 deaths, 25 new reported deaths
Bulletin #162: 93,390 confirmed cases, 426 new cases, 1,648 deaths, 18 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 157.73
Bulletin #161: 92,964 confirmed cases, 407 new cases, 7,370 hospitalized, 1,630 deaths, 17 new reported deaths, fatality rate per 1M is 156.

As of Tuesday, 8 September 2020 at 6pm, the deadline for Bulletin #174, the most confirmed cases were located in urban areas where most of the tests are carried out. The National District (28,145) and the Santo Domingo province (21,088) are 50% of the 100,937 confirmed cases nationwide.

Other provinces with more than 500 confirmed cases are: Santiago (11,350), San Cristobal (3,752), La Vega (3,692), La Altagracia (3,615), Duarte (2,497), La Romana (2,129), Puerto Plata (1,858), Azua (1,720), Espaillat (1,642), San Juan de la Maguana (1,643), San Pedro de Macoris (1,482), Sánchez Ramírez (1,455), Barahona (1,439), Monseñor Nouel (1,134), Maria Trinidad Sanchez (1,455) and Peravia (1,060). The National District, province of Santo Domingo and these 16 provinces of 32 make up more than 90% of the confirmed cases nationwide.

Where and how much testing determines the reported new cases. Testing is still inconsistent. The government objective is to reach 7,000 tests per day. The most new allocated cases reported for the 7 September update deadline are: National District (136), San Juan de la Maguana (93), Santo Domingo (65), Santiago (49), Baoruco (46), La Altagracia (26), Pedernales (25), Monseñor Nouel (19), Barahona (18), Independencia (18), Santiago Rodríguez (16), Duarte (16), Sánchez Ramírez (13) and Puerto Plata (10).

Haiti reports 8,376 confirmed cases and 214 deaths, for the 7 September 2020 deadline.

In the Americas, the Dominican Republic is now ranked 11th in confirmed cases after the United States, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Canada, Bolivia and Ecuador.

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9 September 2020