Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Dominican Republic: Coronavirus cases double to 72

Dominican Republic Minister of Public Health, Dr Rafael Sanchez Cardenas (Photo via Ministry of Health)

Dominican Republic Minister of Public Health, Dr Rafael Sanchez Cardenas (Photo via Ministry of Health)

The number of coronavirus cases in the Dominican Republic has doubled to 72 after the Ministry of Public Health today (March 20) announced 38 new positive cases of COVID-19.  

Results are also expected from another 23 patients.  

Health Minister Dr Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas at a media conference stated that about 78 people are in home isolation and another 49 people in hospital isolation.  

So far two people have died from the disease in the Dominican Republic.  

The Health Minister explained that the Dominican Republic’s negative cases exceed 132, a total of 300 have already been processed and a person is currently under active follow-up.  

Most of the suspected coronavirus cases were identified in District Nacional, Samaná and Puerto Plata. 

Puerto Rico 

In its most recent update, Puerto Rico’s Department of Health says the country’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases increased from eight to 14 as of March 20.  

Puerto Rico says 52 samples are in the process of being tested and a total of 180 tests have been performed thus far.  

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