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Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #221 / 25 October 2020

The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #221 reports 316 new PCR confirmed cases.

2,775 first PCR tests were carried out in time for the deadline of Bulletin #221. The previous 14-day average is 3,474 tests.

The 24-hour positivity rate is at 11.39% and the 4-week positivity rate continues to decline and is at 12.05%, a new low. The Ministry of Public Health reports active cases are maintaining a steady downward trend and as of Sunday, 25 October 2020 deadline were at 19,537 cases.

Nevertheless, the country continues under the declaration of a National State of Emergency at least through 1 December 2020. The Ministry of Public Health is concerned that home and friends’ gatherings and increased mobility can lead to the same virus flare-ups that have affected other countries worldwide, mainly due to pandemic fatigue. There continue to be sporadic spikes in Greater Santo Domingo and the provinces. This situation is why the Ministry of Public Health continues to recommend keeping curfew and preventive measures. The curfew is in effect through 11 November 2020, from 9pm to 5am Monday to Friday, and 7pm to 5am on Saturdays and Sundays.

As per Bulletin #221, with the deadline of 25 October 2020, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 124,843 confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. Partial curfew has been in place since 18 March 2020.

The number of deaths is 2,225, including two deaths recorded and none in the past 24 hours.

In a population of more than 10 million, the fatality rate is 1.78% over the past four weeks. The fatality rate per 1M inhabitants is 212.95. The Ministry of Public Health reports that the average 1M inhabitants’ fatality rate for the Americas is 599.

Worldometer lists the 1M deaths per inhabitant rate for the Dominican Republic at 204. According to the 1M deaths statistics, people are less likely to die of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic than in Spain at 743, Brazil at 738, the United States at 695, the United Kingdom at 660, Italy 618, Argentina 637, Colombia 591, France 532 and Canada 263, all major source markets for Dominican tourism.

The Ministry of Public Health report #221 indicates an increase in demand for ICU units for the first time in recent weeks. 19% of Covid-19 hospital beds are occupied (653 of 3,350 total available). Yet, 35% of the intensive care units for Covid-19 are taken (181 of 515 beds). The ICU occupancy rate has been rising after many weeks of decline.

The past 14 days bulletin results are:

Bulletin #221: 124,843 confirmed cases, 316 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 2 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, none having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.78%, fatality rate per 1M is 212.95

Bulletin #220: 124,527 confirmed cases, 509 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 3 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, none having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.79%, fatality rate per 1M is 212.76

Bulletin #219: 124,018 confirmed cases, 634 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 6 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, one having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.79%, fatality rate per 1M is 212.47

Bulletin #218: 123,384 confirmed cases, 511 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 2 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, none having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.79%, fatality rate per 1M is 211.90

Bulletin #217: 122,873 confirmed cases, 475 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 6 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, one having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.80%, fatality rate per 1M is 211.71

Bulletin #216: 122,398 confirmed cases, 425 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 2 deaths reported in the past 24 hours, none having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.80%, fatality rate per 1M is 211.13

Bulletin #215: 121,973 confirmed cases, 306 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 1 death reported in the past 24 hours, none having occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.81%, fatality rate per 1M is 210.94

Bulletin #214: 121,667 confirmed cases, 320 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 4 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, none occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.81%, fatality rate per 1M is 210.84

Bulletin #213: 121,347 confirmed cases, 422 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 4 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, none occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.81%, fatality rate per 1M is 210.46

Bulletin #212: 120,925 confirmed cases, 475 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 3 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, one occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.82%, fatality rate per 1M is 210.08

Bulletin #211: 120,450 confirmed cases, 384 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 2 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, one occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.82%, fatality rate per 1M is 209.79

Bulletin #210: 120,066 confirmed cases, 404 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 3 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, none occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.82%, fatality rate per 1M is 209.50

Bulletin #209: 119,662 confirmed cases, 165 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 3 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, one occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.83%, fatality rate per 1M is 209.22

Bulletin #208: 119,008 confirmed cases, 165 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 4 deaths reported in the past hours, of these, one occurred in the past 24 hours, fatality is 1.83%, fatality rate per 1M is 208.93

As of 25 October at 6pm, the deadline for Bulletin #221, the most confirmed cases were reported for the National District (32,627) and the Santo Domingo province (25,064). The numbers account for 46% of the 124,843 confirmed cases nationwide.

Other provinces with more than 500 confirmed cases are: Santiago (13,820), La Altagracia (4,705), La Vega (4,639), San Cristobal (4,600), La Romana (3,149), Puerto Plata (3,127), Duarte (3,088), Espaillat (2,595), San Juan de la Maguana (2,212), Azua (2,016), Barahona (1,991), Sánchez Ramírez (1,868), San Pedro de Macoris (1,691), Monseñor Nouel (1,548), Peravia (1,298), Maria Trinidad Sanchez (1,180), Hermanas Mirabal (903), Baoruco (892), Valverde (877), Independencia (662), Santiago Rodriguez (604), Pedernales (550), Monte Plata (544), El Seibo (539) and San José de Ocoa (518).

The Ministry indicates that the newest allocated cases (more than 9) reported for the Sunday, 25 October update deadline are: National District (58), Santo Domingo (69), Santiago (68), Puerto Plata (22), San Cristóbal (24), La Vega (17) and Duarte (12).

Haiti reports 9,026 confirmed cases and 232 deaths, for the 25 October 2020 deadline.

In the Americas, the Dominican Republic is now ranked 12th in confirmed cases after the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Ecuador, Bolivia and Panama.
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26 October 2020