Health September 25, 2022 | 10:44 am

Covid-19 infections decrease in the country; 103 new cases reported

The Ministry of Public Health reported 102 new cases of covid-19 and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to bulletin number 919, issued by the National Directorate of Epidemiology, 645,369 cases have been reported since the onset of the disease in the country, while the total number of deaths is 4,384.

According to the report, 511 remain active. Meanwhile, 640,474 have recovered from the virus, and laboratory tests have ruled out 3,018,738.

It adds that in the last 24 hours, 1,925 covid-19 tests have been performed; 373 are PCR, and 1,552 are antigenic.

The bulletin indicates that the daily positivity stands at 9.34% and in the last four weeks at 4.47%. On the other hand, the case fatality rate is 0.68%, and mortality per million inhabitants is 419.58%.

About the Hospital Network
Of the 2,373 COVID beds available, 24 are occupied, for 1.0 percent, while the number of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available is 585, of which six are occupied, representing 1.0 percent.

Meanwhile, out of 469 ventilators in the system, one is occupied, representing 0.2 percent.

Health takes assistance plan to Sanchez, Samaná.
The Minister of Health placed mobile units in the municipality of Sanchez, Samaná province, to attend to the districts of the area in which Hurricane Fiona impacted.

In this order, the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Rivera, valued the speed of the attention given to the people who had been displaced to different shelters due to the effects of Hurricane Fiona. Thanks to the interventions, these people have been reintegrating into their homes in good health conditions.

However, Rivera urged the Provincial Health Directors not to neglect the surveillance of diseases such as leptospirosis and to reinforce the vaccination against covid-19 and the basic scheme, mainly due to the beginning of the school year.

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