BREAKING NEWS: Dominica reports two new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dominica’ s count of positive COVID-19 cases has increased to 14.

National Epidemiologist, Dr. Shalludin Ahmed reported moments ago at a press briefing now underway, that the two new cases are contacts of case 3.

The case 3 patient was reported, on March 30, 2020, to have come from Concord in the Marigot area.

According to Dr. Ahmed, nine (9) of the 14 cases reported so far are male and five (5) are female.

He added that five (5) of the patients have chronic conditions, however, all patients are stable.

255 COVID tests have so far been completed in Dominica.

A video of Friday’s media briefing is posted below.

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9 Comments

  1. April 6, 2020

    People of Dominica, right now we cannot afford to ignore our faith in God; to continue to call to Him for deliverance, if at all we have been doing so.

    Our doctors, nurses, and all those who are in this fight with us are all human beings; the God of Holiness and Love is the One who has to be working through them for our sake. We cannot afford to ignore our trust and hope in Him.

    This is a time for constant prayer and fasting as well. If we truly need healing we have to keep our minds engaged with those thoughts. For by His stripes, in Christ Jesus, we will be healed.

  2. shorty
    April 5, 2020

    I am saddened to hear of more cases appearing, and that leads me to ask a question. When a case is found, and contact tracing is carried out, are the contacts then isolated and quarantined in an observable quarantined facility? or are they asked to stay at home? If they are quarantined at home, one would have to assume that they are the only one living there, or that the entire household is quarantined and continuously observed. I pray that for the good of our society that the more stringent quarantine measures is what that is being employed. If not we will always have a case out there waiting to be confirmed.

  3. shorty
    April 5, 2020

    I am saddened to hear of more cases appearing, and that leads me to ask a question. When a case is found, and contact tracing is carried out, are the contacts then isolated and quarantined in an observable quarantined facility? or are they asked to stay at home? If they are quarantined at home, one would have to assume that they are the only one living there, or that the entire household is quarantined and continuously observed. I pray that for the good of our society that the more stringent quarantine measures is what that is being employed. If not we will always have a case out there waiting to be confirmed.

  4. Bob Denis
    April 4, 2020

    The Key factor in C-19 is that Males of all Climes are Passing in vast numbers compare to Women. The message is clear, Man lifestyles is going to have a great say in wether the individual can win a Battle in this major war. The Ancients tells us that this is what Evil is all about, and while Death is having its way, the means of Devine Pruning also have a way and say. The Church is not a viable place to be presently, why? what ever Man builds, is Fallable and Sullied. Ptah Tosh told us about the Oppressor Man in song , today the Spear is pointing and traveling on a beautiful path.

  5. Ras B
    April 4, 2020

    Interesting! In none of the previous statements has the area of concern or focus been mentioned! It is interesting we have now gathered the balls to mention the Marigot/Concord area. Any one who is familiar with the area will note that concord is a separate village from Marigot, so one continues to wonder why was Marigot mentioned.

    Again we see the lies of the authorities unravel and we feel powerless to address this, we have been told repeatedly that suspected cases have been quarantined, my question though is, Is this true? Does quarantine fail to work? Or is it just Dominica’s Labour party style of quarantine that is failing? May be we need to look into their understanding of the meaning of the word quarantine.

    Ladies and Gentlemen it is clear that our leadership has failed us and we have another 4 and a half years of this failed leadership to contend with but I pray that we can find some common ground on which we can work to bring about a societal good for our people.

  6. April 4, 2020

    May the people continue to pray, God will have mercy on Dominica, a God fearing people 🙏🏾

  7. smitty
    April 3, 2020

    I wonder if they are isolating the traced contacts of these cases or they quarantining them at home where they can contact other family members who are not in quarantine? If it is the latter, then we are going to see a lot more cases, because the other family members will contact other people, and so it goes.
    Please gov’t, isolate in observable quarantine all these traced contacts. The rest of us, please be mindful, careful, and safe.

  8. beller
    April 3, 2020

    One thing I have noticed is that the press briefings are done in indoors. In other countries I see the press briefings are done in the outdoors. Something to consider Ministry of Health of officials. I think you all need someone to do sign languages during these briefings as well.

  9. Paskie
    April 3, 2020

    Come on Dominica. We can beat this thing.

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