Dominica now at 13 active COVID-19 cases, 27% of population fully vaccinated

Dr. Shallaudin Ahmed

Dominica has now recorded thirteen (13) active COVID-19 cases.

National Epidemiologist, Dr Shallaudin Ahmed made the announcement during a press briefing on Wednesday night.

“As of today our active cases are 13, total recovered cases are 196,”he said. “To-date there has been no death due to Covid-19.”

He continued, “At this time we have a Grandfond cluster of 11, six (6) imported ones and 5 locals.”

Additionally, Dr. Ahmed said one more imported case was detected through day-five testing following 5 days of quarantine.

“The additional case is a returnee from St Maarten,” he stated.

Dr. Ahmed revealed that the active cases include 5 males and 8 females.

“The age range is from 4 to 86-years-old,” he noted.

He added, “Currently we have 3 cases who are less than 10-years-old, 1 between the ages of 10 to 20 years, 4 between the ages of 30 to 50-years-old, 2 between the ages of 51 to 60-years-old and 2 between the age of 70-80 years.”

“Presently, they are all asymptomatic,” he revealed.

Dr. Ahmed stated that a total of 71 primary contacts were tested, except 5.

“All were negative under PCR Testing,” he said. “All primary contacts will be further tested on day-5 from the last date they were tested.”

Additionally, 174 secondary contacts were tested using rapid antigen test, all of whom turned out to be negative.

He pointed out that all positive individuals are at the St James Isolated Unit.

“They will be managed and discharged according to our admission and discharged protocols,” Dr. Ahmed indicated.

Meanwhile, regarding the vaccine campaign Dr. Ahmed revealed that to-date 19, 518 people are fully vaccinated and an additional 1,253 partially vaccinated.

“So far, 45% of the adult population and 27% of the total population are fully vaccinated,” he revealed.

He said among the 7 health districts the Portsmouth Health District is ahead of others, “48% of the target population is fully vaccinated and an additional 3% partially vaccinated.”

Dr. Ahmed stressed that it is very disappointing to say that the Marigot Health District is among the lowest of all.

“Only 23% are fully vaccinated,” he remarked.

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3 Comments

  1. If we knew better
    July 26, 2021

    The thing is, they DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT THE POPULATION SIZE IS. When last was a proper census done? How many people left after Maria? How many came and stayed? They do not know. So how can you give statistics about the population size and what percentage is vaccinated when you you dont know the size of the population. is it 55, 000? 60,000? 65,000? 70,000? 75,000? nobody knows.

  2. Wakanda Forever
    July 23, 2021

    Looks like we’re all set for the Olympics to become the world’s Kumbh Mela. A pandemic of stubborn idiocy has no vaccine, and never self-corrects because it never thrives in a world of false narratives. Right now the domininant narrative from leaders the world over is: “normal” life or bust (as if vaccinated people who get hurt in a traffic accident will be protected by their vaccination when the hospital is full and the blood bank empty). On the other side of road of determined denialism, are those who think global governments are actually capable of competently running a secret cabal bent on simultaneously controlling and culling the herd (tons of sarcasm fully intended). Meanwhile in the real world, Delta is laser focused on the job at hand.

    • Wakanda Forever
      July 23, 2021

      Oops. *”…it thrives in a world of false narratives”.

      P.S. At this point, it’s honestly just a question of documenting and being counted when it mattered: for posterity’s sake. You know, the same way Europeans either joined the resistance against the Nazi genocide or caved completely, leaving their descendants to change their last names.

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