Coronavirus positivity soars
In one day, 59,841 doses were applied in the country, most of which correspond to the third dose or booster.
Santo Domingo, DR
October started yesterday with a daily coronavirus positivity of 18.89%, with 550 new cases and three deaths, which would corroborate the projection of up to three thousand cases in one day, for the penultimate week of the month. These calculations were made by the Johns Hopkins-trained coronavirus case tracker and expert in Global Public Health, Denise Gomez.
When Listín Diario published this projection, a month ago on September 1st, the daily positivity was 13.22%. A resurgence was predicted for October, which today nobody denies, even President Luis Abinader himself warned about it in Santiago when he started the vaccination process in schools, colleges, and universities.
Epidemiological bulletin number 561 of the Ministry of Public Health issued yesterday, shows that the new infections are occurring in different provinces, including two of the three provinces where there is no curfew because more than 70% of the population is vaccinated against Covid.
These are the National District with 154 new cases and La Altagracia with 28—followed by Santo Domingo with 10 cases, Santiago 49, and Sanchez Ramirez with 25 cases.
Delta has an impact
Of the three provinces where the curfew was lifted, La Altagracia, Distinto Nacional, and Pedernales, only the latter did not register any new contagions.
The two new deaths occurred in Barahona and San Cristobal, both with Delta variant cases.
Meanwhile, with the expansion of the National Vaccination Plan in schools, colleges, and universities to inoculate students, family members, neighbors, health personnel, and all those interested, with a view to maintaining the modality of face-to-face classes, there has been an increase in the number of doses applied.
In one day, 59,841 doses were applied, most of them corresponding to the third or booster dose since from 11,859,802 doses applied, they increased to 11,919,643. Those who came for their first dose that day were 17,121; for the second dose 20,129 and for the booster 22,591, totaling 59,842.
The number of VacunateRD was 6,069,351 for the first dose; 4,907,894 for the second dose, and 942,398 for the third dose booster.
The previous day it was 6,052,230 with the first dose; 4,887,765 who completed the second and 919,807 booster.
The first cases of Covid-19 were detected in December 2019, when the World Health Organization (WHO) received reports of pneumonia of unknown origin in the city of Wuhan, China.
The disease spread rapidly to all continents and was declared a pandemic by WHO as early as March 2020. The main symptoms of the virus are the same as those of a common cold, but in severe cases, it can cause acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
The new coronavirus has caused 4,771,408 deaths worldwide and a total of 233,136,147 infections since the first cases were detected in Wuhan, China.
In the Americas, the lethal virus has killed 2,207,957 people, with a total of 89,812,328 cases per million population in the region, with a mortality rate of 2,127.69 per million inhabitants.
In the country, Covid-19 has already killed 4,049 people and infected 359,597.