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.