Local July 9, 2020 | 11:10 am

Dominican Republic coronavirus cases top 40,000

Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Republic on Thursday exceeded 40,000 cases of coronavirus, nine days after opening the borders and allowing to reactivate tourism in its semi-paralyzed economy.

With 1,202 new positives in the last 24 hours, cases increased to 40,790, according to the daily balance, since the first patient with coronavirus in the country was reported on March 1.

Meanwhile, deaths from COVID-19 rose to 842, after registering 13 new ones in the last 24 hours.

The information is in the Public Health Ministry’s July 9 report, which added that active cases stand at 19,522.