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Senator asks to return to curfew due to increase in covid-19 cases

Senator considers the curfew should be returned

Santo Domingo – The senator for the province of San Pedro de Macorís, Franklin Pena, considered this Monday that the country should resume the curfew, given the increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days.

The legislator is sure that re-application of restrictive measures should be considered. The also doctor agreed with the vaccination of the child population in the country.

The country already has more than 4,000 people killed by the disease since the pandemic began.

Public Health Report

This Monday, Public Health reported 925 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths in the country from the virus to 4,153.

So far, the Dominican Republic has 4,818 active coronavirus cases confirmed.

While a total of 389 thousand 90 people have been infected since the pandemic began, of which 380 thousand 119 have recovered.

The Public Health bulletin shows that the daily positivity is at 12.70% and the accumulated one at 11.16%.

It details that the highest positive cases detected in the last day correspond to Santiago with 131. Likewise, Santo Domingo 105, the National District 87, Puerto Plata 85 and Valverde with 60.

While in the risk groups, the country has 41,727 children under 20 infected by the disease, 1,469 pregnant women and 1,613 health workers.

It also explains that of the 2,261 COVID-19 beds that the Hospital Network has, 655 are occupied, for 29%.

In Intensive Care there are 285 beds in use of the 585 available, which represents 43%.

Meanwhile, of a total of 469 ventilators, 166 are occupied by patients with coronavirus, for 35%.

The curfew has consisted of rejection in the population

The proposal to return to the curfew is rejected by a significant number of Dominicans on social networks and traditional media.

Dissidents argue that the curfew has not been effective in containing coronavirus cases in the country.

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