Dominican Republic exceeds 80,000 cases of COVID-19; deaths rise to 1,328

Santo Domingo, DR. – Cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic already exceed 80,000 positives, as reported by the Ministry of Public Health in its bulletin 144 on the status of the pandemic in the Caribbean country. In the last 4 weeks, the positivity of the processed samples is 34.22%.

The aforementioned report indicates that 767 new cases were reported, bringing the nation’s positives of the disease to 80,499, while 19 new deaths were registered, bringing the total number of deaths from the coronavirus to 1,328.

Also, of the confirmed cases of COVID-19, 27,496 people are in home isolation, while 6,765 are in home isolation, with about 309 inmates in the Intensive Care Units, being the health centers of Greater Santo Domingo those that register higher occupancy with 44.01%, followed by Santiago with 24.92% and Duarte with 13.92%.

44,910 people have been recovered from the coronavirus disease, while 216,993 cases have been discarded through PCR tests, which reach 297,492 samples performed, 3,453 in the latest bulletin of the Ministry of Public Health.

The median age of all cases is 38 years, with an interquartile range of 28 to 52 years. 51.67% (41,597) are men and 69.55% (55,986) of the cases are concentrated in 12 municipalities.

In total, there are 263 health workers positive for COVID-19, of which 64.63% (170) are female.


As of August 9, 2020, 1,328 deaths have been reported. By place of residence, 73.34% (974) of the deceased correspond to 12 municipalities. The median age of the deceased is 67 years, with an interquartile range of 53 to 77 years.

65.51% (870) are men. Comorbidities of the deceased: arterial hypertension (35.09%) and diabetes (23.27%).

Pregnant and Babies

Public Health bulletin 144 details that so far 260 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in children under 1 year of age and 11 deaths; In addition, 129 pregnant women affected by coronavirus and 12 deaths have been registered.


The Ministry of Public Health recommended that citizens establish a minimum physical distance of two meters between two people, in addition to the use of masks in workplaces and public spaces.

Also, frequent hand sanitization with soap and water, staying as long as possible indoors; home care and isolation of people with mild signs and symptoms

Seek care at health centers if you develop fever, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell, general malaise, cough, and shortness of breath.

Likewise, to supermarkets, banks and other spaces that offer direct services to users, she recommended: Maintain the organization of the flow and distribution of people, respecting the distance of at least one meter between them and the characteristics of groups at risk of complications.

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