Dominica surpasses 5,000 COVID recoveries

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Dominica has reported additional fifty-three cases of the COVID-19 on November 19, 2021, while sixty-one COVID-19 patients recovered from the deadliest mutant and have been discharged from the hospital facilities, according to the report of the health ministry.

With these additional discharges, the total number of recoveries has risen to 5,199. The island now confirmed 408 active COVID-19 cases with the arrival of these new infections.

As per the report of health ministry, out of the new cases confirmed, five individuals tested positive by RT-PCR test, while 48 tested positive for coronavirus by Rapid Antigen Test.

Since the outbreak emerged in the Caribbean nation, it has reported 5642 confirmed infections of the contagious COVID-19.

Till November 19, 2021, a total of 28671 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine where as a total of 26669 individuals are those who have taken their second dose of WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated, the health ministry’s report further notes.

In Dominica, so far, a total of 104184 COVID-19 tests have been conducted by the hospital facilities, out of which 29231 are RT-PCR, and 74953 are Rapid Antigen tests.

As per the report, in total, thirty-five Dominicans lost their lives to the deadly COVID-19 mutant to date.

The citizens can contact the health officials at the provided hotline numbers for any help – (767) 448-2151, (767) 448-2153, (767) 448-2156, (767) 611-4325.

The COVID-19 vaccine in Dominica is also available for children between the age-group 12 to 18 years; the eligible children can visit the vaccination sites and can take their doses.

In addition, last Sunday, when the Director of PAHO – Dr Carissa F. Etienne, came on “Annou Pale”, a weekly show hosted by the Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, she urged the citizens of the island to get rid of their vaccine hesitancy and come forward to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible.