Dominican Republic: Major sources of virus contagion are the capital and 4 cities

The province of Santo Domingo, the National District, La Vega, Santiago, Puerto Plata and San Francisco de Macorís are the five main sources of transmission of the COVID 19 virus where the country’s health authorities are keeping a close eye.

The Minister of Public Health, Dr. Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, reported yesterday that these are the areas where the most attention is currently being paid due to the behavior of the coronavirus and that today the National District will be intervened, while due coordination has already been made with authorities and Community of La Vega.

Santo Domingo, which concentrates the largest population in the country, registered in the last 24 hours 54 new cases for a cumulative of 1,693 confirmed, a new death to reach 55 deaths from COVID and the National District with 72 new cases, a cumulative of 2,004 cases confirmed, a new death for a total of 47 deaths in the two months of the epidemic in the country.

Likewise, Santiago with 28 new cases, accumulating 944 confirmed positive cases, zero deaths


17 accumulated. In addition to Puerto Plata and Duarte, which are two other provinces that have turned the attention of the population and different state agencies with profound interventions.

Puerto Plata is on the rise

Puerto Plata that registered six new cases accumulating a total of 245 cases, three new deceased adding 17 in total and Duarte with three new cases, 664 accumulated, zero deaths for a cumulative of 76 deaths.

The latter, subjected for weeks to the vicissitudes of the virus, being the first province to present community transmission, especially its municipality, San Francisco de Macorís, begins to see the incidence of the virus decrease.


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