Dominica has 11 total active cases; 81 contacts under investigation as of July 16th

In the latest graphical COVID update released by the Ministry of Health Dominica’s active COVID cases have jumped from 5 to 11 with a total of 81 contacts now under investigation.

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25 Comments

  1. %
    July 19, 2021

    How did Covid enter Grandfond??? Did a poto labourite allow to go to Grand Fond without quarantine????? How did that happen???
    Give details, and stop the lies!!!

    ADMIN: The Health Minister’s statement here gives more information: https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/wp-admin/post.php?post=270770&action=edit&classic-editor

  2. Bwa-Banday
    July 18, 2021

    OK so Grand Fond seems to be under siege and I would like to know; who fell asleep at the wheel? Did the parl rep really make her political friends from the BVI go home without testing or quarantine? Just asking a question. Well that village is going under lock down for sure. :twisted: :twisted:

  3. Wakanda Forever
    July 18, 2021

    Dear Dominicans, this virus doesn’t care about the divisions that preoccupy us: creed, class, politics, gender, locality or wealth. The inability to unite across those lines has so far kept the world from ending the pandemic. Maybe we, on our beloved and blessed island can achieve what others haven’t. Now is the time to suspend our grievances and present a unified front at ALL levels to defeat the coronavirus. That means, government and opposition coming together and speaking as one to the people. That means people, vaccinated or unvaccinated, believers or unbelievers, young or old, agreeing to take this virus seriously and doing what it takes to halt community spread in DA. Even if you don’t believe COVID is real, put your fellow citizens at ease by cooperating. In a country with limited health resources, could you live with the consequences if it turns out you were wrong? And please everyone, understand that ‘airborne’ means it’s in the air you breathe – no droplets required.

    • VereTere
      July 19, 2021

      It’s not as easy as that, trust me. Before anything like that could happen the ruler would have to give us independently audited accounts of the CBI program. All you are trying to do is using a situation like that, which was made worse by the reckless behaviour of Skerrit and other DLP Apostels in the first Place, to sweep the major issues under the carpet. In days of pure DLP propaganda and spin YOU have to do better then that. Skerrit said he doesn’t need Lennox or the UWP for anything in fact he said Dominica doesn’t need an opposition. So, here we go. Fly your kite of distraction somewhere else. WE are not buying any stale fish.

      • Wakanda Forever
        July 19, 2021

        And again, COVID couldn’t care less about all those details. Just like climate change, we will definitely lose the fight if we don’t grow up and start attacking the pressing issues instead of each other. Or we can keep going like nothing can change – but for sure our challenges will remain unimpressed and unimpeded.

        • Preacher
          July 21, 2021

          You were told already, we don’t buy stale fish!

    • Frank N Stein
      July 19, 2021

      Now is the time for politicians to stop breaking their own protocol. KUMBAYA can’t stop covid.

  4. mal parlay
    July 18, 2021

    ask the parl rep of grand fond

  5. July 18, 2021

    With 81 track and trace subjects, there is a strong chance the virus is already in the community. We should be advised of the details so those in targeted towns and villages can be made aware and take extra precautions

  6. RastarMarn
    July 17, 2021

    But if everybody have to have a negative test result before they get on a plane to enter Dominican Airspace, when they get off that plane in Dominica, when they leave quarantine at a Recommended facility, and after they leave that quarantine facilit, then before they get back on the plane to get out of Dominica???!!!

    How and where those cases came about, and where did they come from???

    Just like the Delta Variant: since February 21st the US implemented their rule about people must be tested negative before they enter the US, when they leave the US and whenever they get where they going they must show a negative symptom so how did the US get so many cases between February 21st and now???

    Allyou people reading this need to think this through critically, and connect the dots,,,

    All these checks and testing to monitor and eliminate exposure of this ScamDemic so where is thees new cases and transmissions/exposures coming from???

  7. The islets
    July 17, 2021

    Go back to the 2 days of quarantining for fully vaccinated persons and the full week for non vaccinated ppl.

  8. Bwa-Banday
    July 17, 2021

    Ebeh ebbed chu nou paytay! Good thing I have taken the vaccination :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    The question really is why the sudden jump? On the other hand those who are vaccinated need not worry even if its not perfect. It will really be like a mild flue. But those who are standing aside and refusing to take the vaccine well tempeee pou yoe! Let them follow the nay sayers like Blessings and they go see. Bonda yoe fan! That Delta variant eh playing.

    • Food for thought
      July 19, 2021

      congratulations you took an experimental drug (still under emergency use authorization in the US – NOT apprvoed by the FDA) that had to be paused at least TWICE and has reports of negative side effects growing by the day. And all this for a disease with less than 1% IFR for relatively healthy people under 60. And the best part is it’s no guarantee that you won’t catch the virus.

  9. My name
    July 17, 2021

    I know that would happen.
    I am seeing too much sewo and lack of protocols. No masks etc. Fool around still.
    Already the Health care system is on the brink of collapse. Clinics do not have the nedications to give patients, very worrying indeed.

    • A voice
      July 17, 2021

      Then just take the jab. Benifits outweigh the risks so far.

    • MI17
      July 18, 2021

      Greed and sewo of the population together with corruption and utter incompetence of the government are the things that will ultimately kill our country stone dead.

    • Eye Leed
      July 18, 2021

      What is to be blamed for this, is the removal of mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated people.
      I task the minister for health and the government of Dominica to reinstate this mandatory quarantine.
      Our quarantine process has proven very effective. Why changed it? smh.

      • Martin
        July 19, 2021

        As long as there are exceptions to the rule, all this is nonsense anyway. Have you asked Skerrit why he was not in quarantine when he came back from Venezuela. Covid 19 is bad in Venezuela in part because the totalitarian regime consistently under reports cases and death.

  10. Waiting For Airport
    July 17, 2021

    Are any health officials checking to see if the relatively young people who are dying recently were vaccinated? And if there may be a correlation?

  11. Dave
    July 17, 2021

    Let us do like Texas stop testing people for Covid, open the borders, let people vaccinate if they want to, let us live people alone to decide there destiny, it is CALLED FREEDOM.

  12. %
    July 17, 2021

    Are you serious?
    So why is the information so sketchy?

    • derp
      July 17, 2021

      delta has arrived that’s why

  13. Ibo France
    July 17, 2021

    Dominica has done well so far in managing COVID 19 cases. However, the number of infections around the world is rapidly increasing. The BVI presently is awash with a large number of active cases.

    We must always remember the three (3) W’s.
    Wash your hands
    Wear your mask
    Watch your distance

    • Food for thought
      July 19, 2021

      Dominica is high up on the list of least infected countries along with a whole slew of other islands and states that people have never heard of and have lower populations than the average first world city district. The most well-known and heavily travelled and populated countries have the highest case rates (if you can even trust those numbers).

      This had little to do with “handling” the virus. It was always about movement of people which is why China in early days limited the flow of people from Wuhan to other parts of China but allowed people from Wuhan to travel to other countries. This is why the solution always was to shut of the infection from the source through travel restrictions on the source (CHINA) but we were lead to believe there was no pandemic while the source country was scrambling to limit the flow of people within their own borders.

      I remember a guy who tried to do this but was called racist…by the same guy who later restricted travel to India. SMDH

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