Public Health authorities reported a considerable reduction in coronavirus cases and deaths in the last week, with bulletins indicating that the highest concentration of infections is in six provinces.
From Friday, October 15 to Thursday, October 22, there were 20 deaths from the pandemic and 2,424 new cases, for a cumulative 2,212 deaths and 122,873 infections.
In the analysis of the statistics from bulletins # 211 to 217, it is evident that the provinces that have had the most new cases of Covid-19 are the National District with 653; Santo Domingo 542; Santiago 285; Puerto Plata 174; La Vega with 131 and La Altagracia with 153.
These are followed by the Duarte and San Cristóbal provinces, two demarcations that in the first months of the pandemic were among the most affected both in number of cases and deaths, being intervened on several occasions by the authorities.
In Duarte there were 86 new cases, with a cumulative of 3,014 and 116 deaths and in San Cristóbal 107 new infections for a total of 4,520 and 115 deaths.
Where they occurred
the 20 deaths
The 20 deaths registered by Public Health in the last week were as follows: three in the National District; five in Santo Domingo; six in Santiago; two in La Vega. While Espaillat, Puerto Plata, San Cristóbal and Monsignor Nouel registered one death each.
Hospitalizations is the least specific line, since it only indicates the number of admitted with the percentage, without indicating the districts to which they correspond.
The latest report on Thursday indicates that there were 475 new cases and six deaths, while 680 people are hospitalized, for a 20% occupation of the 3,351 destined for covid-19; 158 are in intensive care for 30% of ICU occupancy and 75 are on mechanical ventilation, which represents 18% of the 420 ventilators for these cases. The fatality rate is 1.80% and the daily positivity is 12.86%.
403 doctors and other health personnel have been infected with Covid-19; 263 pregnant women and 11,532 under 20 years of age.