According to information from the General Directorate of Epidemiology, the outbreak of poisonings from alcoholic beverages contaminated with methanol has claimed 147 lives and poisoned 413 people. The poisoning outbreak dates back to April 4, in the middle of the festivities for the Easter holiday.
The situation worries the health authorities, who have warned that it is necessary to increase actions to apprehend those responsible for selling adulterated beverages. According to the official report, the number of deaths has risen to 147, and the case fatality rate continues to fall to the lowest proportion during the outbreak of the outbreak. The rate is at 36%, or 147 out of 413) recorded by the Directorate of Epidemiology, an agency of the Ministry of Health.
The provinces. The number of affected provinces remains at 19. The provinces with active reports in the last 24 hours are San Cristobal, with five cases, Santiago two, Espaillat two, Duarte, Barahona, and the National District.
However, the incidence remains high in the National District, Santo Domingo, and Santiago.
More details. The provinces of San Pedro de Macoris and Sanchez Ramirez present high case fatality rates, which the number of cases could condition reported, corresponding to one and three cases, respectively.