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    Dominican Republic reports 10 deaths from COVID-19 and 968 new positives
    In the last 24 hours, 5,037 PCR samples were performed on patients for the first time
    Ana Peguero - 09/19/2020, 11:00 AM

    After an increase in the number of PCR tests performed in 24 hours to detect COVID-19, the Dominican Republic reported 968 new infections this Saturday, which places the daily positivity rate at 19.22% and raises the accumulated positive cases to 107,700.

    While yesterday 10 deaths were notified to the health authorities, for a total of 2,044 people who died since last March 1, for a fatality rate of 1.90%.

    In the last 24 hours, 5,037 PCR samples were processed, a figure that exceeds the average of 3,548 tests to detect the virus that have been carried out in the last 13 days. So far in September, in addition to yesterday, only on day 3 (6,192 tests) and 4 (5,069 tests) of this month the processed samples exceeded 5,000, despite the fact that the Government promised to increase the number of daily tests.

    According to epidemiological bulletin # 184, issued this Saturday by the Ministry of Public Health, in addition, 1,628 tests were processed to rule out the virus.

    Of the total number of cases, there are 24,836 active, corresponding to 23.06% and 80,820 patients have been recovered, that is, 75.04%.

    In the country, 442,354 PCR tests have been performed, which have ruled out 334,654 cases.

    Of the 10 new deaths reported, 3 were registered in Santo Domingo, 2 in Montecristi, and 1 in Santiago, San Cristóbal, La Romana, Elías Piña and the National District, respectively.

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    Dominican Republic adds 475 new infections and 11 more deaths from COVID
    Coronavirus By EFE Friday September 25, 2020 Share
    EFE / Orlando Barria

    EL NUEVO DIARIO, SANTO DOMINGO.- The Dominican Republic added 475 new infections of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours, according to the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, last March, the country has registered a total of 110,597 coronavirus infections and 2,087 confirmed deaths.

    The bulletin indicated that there are 848 people hospitalized, of which 214 are in intensive care units (ICU) and 127 need mechanical ventilation.

    Currently, 23,900 people have the disease in the country, known as active cases.

    The positive rate in PCR tests, the most reliable for detecting the virus, continues its downward trend and stands at 17% in the last four weeks, an indicator that suggests a decrease in the rate of infections.

    This improvement has led the Government to order that, as of next Monday, the curfew schedule be made more flexible, which currently varies depending on the days of the week and the regions of the country.

    Starting Monday, the curfew will begin across the country at 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 7 p.m. on weekends.