Dominican Rublic posts sobering Covid numbers
Santo Domingo.- 88% of those admitted to hospitals for COVID-19 do not have a dose of the vaccine against the virus, meanwhile, 7% have only one.
The Minister of Public Health, Daniel Rivera, told Diario Libre that chest x-rays show that the unvaccinated arrive at hospitals with highly compromised lungs.
According to the epidemiological bulletin issued this Thursday, 45% of the beds enabled to care for critical patients with coronavirus are occupied and 28% of those in intermediate care. Meanwhile, 34% of the ventilators are in use.
Rivera pointed out that 5% of those admitted for COVID-19 have the two doses of the vaccine. No one who has the three doses of the vaccine has been admitted to a COVID-19 unit, thus reaffirming the importance of the reinforcement.