93 individuals tests positive for COVID, 23 recovers in Dominica

Dominica reported a total of 93 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 19, 2022; with this, the total count of active infections rises to 732.

The COVID-19 update report of Dominica.

Roseau: The Commonwealth of Dominica reported a total of 93 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, January 19, 2022; with this, the total count of active infections rises to 732. Meanwhile, in total twenty-three, individuals recovered from the deadliest viral disease and have been discharged from the healthcare facilities on January 19, 2022.  

The Ministry of Health & Wellness shared the data in its daily COVID-19 update report, which further notes that of the total additional cases recorded on Wednesday, three individuals testes positive for COVID by the method of RT-PCR testing and the remaining 90 by Rapid Antigen method.  

Since the COVID-19 pandemic breakout in Dominica, the healthcare facilities informed that a total of 7,569 individuals got recovered from the deadly virus, as per the data in the health ministry’s report. The COVID-19 confirmed cases toll of the island stands at 8,349. 

In terms of the COVID-19 testing, a total of 140896 tests have been conducted by healthcare facilities across the Caribbean island country. Out of these total testing statistics, a total of 32972 tests conducted were of RT-PCR and 107924 Rapid Antigen Testing. 

In terms of the vaccination coverage rate, in Dominica, there are a total of 31127 persons who are partially inoculated by receiving their first dose of the WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccines, as of January 19, 2022. On the other hand, 28819 individuals in the island country have taken their required number of the COVID-19 vaccine doses and are now fully immunised against the contagious novel coronavirus.  

A total of forty-eight Dominicans lost their lives to COVID since the starting of the outbreak on the island, the data states.  

Besides this, booster shots are also being administered in Dominica at several vaccination centres across the country for the eligible population. 

The health ministry has also provided COVID-19 hotline numbers for the ctizens, which are mentioned below: 

  • (767) 448-2151;
  •  (767) 448-2153; 
  • (767) 448-2156, 
  • (767) 611-4325.