COVID-19: Three more patients in Dominica recover; some services to resume

Minister for Health, Dr. Irving McIntyre – image was taken from Government of Dominica Youtube channel

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Dominica has dropped to three (3).

Minister for Health, Dr. Irving McIntyre, announced at a press briefing on Saturday evening that the number of recovered COVID-19 patients in Dominica has risen to 13 and there are now only three active cases on the island.

At a ministry of health COVID-19 press briefing held on Tuesday, April 21, it was reported that nine patients had recovered.

The following day (April 22), the number climbed to 10 according to a post on the prime minister’s Facebook page and by Saturday, April 25, three more patients had recovered bringing the total number to 13.

The number in the government quarantine facility is ten (10).

Dr. McIntyre said in light of this development, the technical committee of the Ministry of Health COVID-19 operations has recommended that some amendments be made to The Emergency Powers (Curfew) Order 2020 (SRO 15 of 2020) to allow some more services to resume operations.

“The recommendations, in addition to the services which are already functioning, would include insurance companies, laundry services, book stores and auto mechanic shops,” the health minister revealed at a press briefing on Saturday evening.

However, based on the committee’s recommendations, a number of restrictions will remain in place and will be reviewed by May 4th, 2020.

“That is, closure of bars, night clubs, game shops, closure of hair salons, closure of manicure and pedicure shops, closure of barbershops,” Dr. Mcintyre stated.

He said the ministry of health will continue to review the situation and be proactive in its approach.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remains at 16 and so far, there has been no COVID-related death.

383 people have been tested and 362 of those have returned negative results.

According to Dr. McIntyre, community testing, especially in the areas where the disease was discovered, will begin on May 1st.

There have been no new cases during the last 18 days.

The latest COVID-19 numbers for Dominica can be seen in the chart posted at the bottom of this article.


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  1. April 26, 2020

    The news is getting better and better. Fellow Dominicans, let us not just say the doctors, nurses, and others in charge, did it; let us remember that our God of Love, through His mercy and compassion guided them from day one. Give Him the glory.

    Some of us will ask: “Why did He allow it in the first place?” The answer is that God’s disciplinary actions are not served to us a silver platter otherwise it would be no use at all.

    Corvid-19 brought some strict discipline with its misery, that is where our God of Love and Holiness fits in. As His people, He needs humility, obedience, and great reverence from us.

    Well? With all our grumbling about the rules, did we not have to adhere to it? In some places, people were whipped for disobeying the rules. So give the praise to God, He earned it.

  2. Stressfree
    April 26, 2020

    To God be the Glory- lets strive to get to zero by giving our full support to the Health officials, first respondents and the front line workers. On the matter of restrictions I was hoping that the curfew hours would have been adjusted to 5am rather than keeping it at 6am ; See at 5am it is already very bright and almost sunny, keeping it at 6am deprives the state and its citizens of what is a very productive hour for most. Another recommendation was rather than put vendors on the bayfront, consideration should have been given to locating them at the forecourt of the stadium. That would achieve two things it would reduce the concentration of people around the Bayfront area (social distancing) which is already crowded giving the activities at the market, fresh market, cambio man, Greens, whitchurch, Issa etc etc, secondly the stadium is fenced therefore we can exercise tighter crowd control and social distancing . Other than that I am in support of the adjustments.

  3. In China we trust?
    April 26, 2020

    The facts about Covid-19 that no one is taking about are:
    1.Whether we have three Covid-19 patients or the US where Covid-19 has taken the lives of over 55 thousand people, I believe Trump that Covid-19 is a Chinese made disease
    2. As a result, the China made sickness has taken the lives of over 205, 384 people and has left 2,956, 857 still sick.
    3. These same Chinese are in bed with PM Skerrit and have use him as their footrag
    4. If China could create a “Chinese sicknes” that could take so many lives and cause so much panic around the world, imagine how they could use Skerrit to get what they want here.
    The truth is, future plan for Dominica depends 100% on China. While the majority of us trust in God make no mistake about it Skerrit’s trust is in China

  4. Roger Burnett
    April 26, 2020

    Just when I thought that the Afro might make a comeback it seems that we might soon re-open “…hair salons…manicure and pedicure shops… barbershops…”

    As a reminder to the fashion conscious. The Afro epitomized the 1960’s black is beautiful movement. It represented a celebration of black beauty and a repudiation of foreign beauty standards. The style is unique to those of African descent and complements the facial features far better than shaved heads and straightened hair.

    “Take the kinks out of your mind, not your hair” (Marcus Garvey).

    As a painter and sculptor, I remain committed to depicting the all-natural God given beauty of the Afro-Caribbean.

      April 27, 2020

      You have hit the nail on the head my dear friend!! , I was really expecting someone like Damien Dublin and other Pan Africanist groups, the Rastafarian group forgive me I forgot their name I think is Nambingi forgive ME AGAIN if I spelt it wrong but Imany Shaw and those guys , who are always advocating African consciousness AND to bring to the fore that we should revisit our roots;. but here it is, you, in spite of your British and maybe European origin can see this opportunity as one to re-establish our traditional and cultural roots. see my friend i am not sure of the others but Dublin for sure is more interested in keeping the status quo in power than to pay attention to these opportunities ,

  5. Annon
    April 26, 2020

    Too much censorship DNO. But the truth will prevail.


  6. Batibou River
    April 26, 2020

    Encouraging! However, can we trust the statements of this government. Past records wouldn’t suggest so.

  7. Annon
    April 26, 2020

    What they haven’t done in their analysis is to link the number of positives with people who have previously been vaccinated and the negatives with the unvaccinated individuals. Then something might be revealed.
    This whole virus thing is about depriving people of freedom. Homes become self prisons, food availability is reduced, your ability to go out and do normal activities is stifled. This is about whether you want to fight for freedom or succumb to imprisonment and regimentation.

  8. Ivenia
    April 25, 2020

    Admin: But if as of Saturday 25th April, 2020., The number recovered is 13 and the number active is 3, how can the table above be the latest statistics for Covid-19 in Dominica?

    ADMIN: The correct graphic has been added to the article.

  9. April 25, 2020

    Fantastic. Job well done.

  10. Blessed
    April 25, 2020

    PRAISE THE LORD! Thank Him for His Faithfulness.
    Saloon: A place for the sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks; a room or place for general use for a specific purpose; a dining saloon on a ship; a large cabin for the common use of passengers on a passenger vessel.
    Salon: A shop, business, or department of a store offering a specific product or service, especially one catering to a fashionable clientele.

    • Ivenia
      April 25, 2020

      And what is your point? The article used the correct word.

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