Covid-related deaths in Dominica increase to four

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson

The ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has confirmed three new COVID-19 deaths in Dominica.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Johnson, made the announcement at a Ministry of Health press briefing on Friday night.

“Our second COVID death was a 70 year-old male with underlying conditions who was admitted to the COVID Isolation Unit on August 8th, 2021,” Dr. Johnson said. “This patient subsequently tested negative on PCR and was discharged for transfer to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. However, the patient subsequently succumbed to the illness on August 26th, 2021.”

He said the third death was a 78 year-old male with pre-existing conditions who was admitted to the COVID Isolation Unit on August 18th, 2021 and who also died on August 26th.

“The fourth COVID-19 death was a 74 year-old female with underlying conditions who was admitted the COVID Isolation Unit on August 22nd, 2021 and passed away today,” Dr. Johnson revealed.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Dominica now stands at four. The first COVID related death in this country was that of a 46 year-old female, also with pre-existing medical conditions, who died at the COVID Isolation Unit on August 17th, 2021.

Dr. Johnson extended deepest sympathies on behalf of the Government of Dominica and the Ministry of Health to the families of the deceased.

Meanwhile, The CMO reminds the public to remain vigilant and adhere to all public health measures and protocols, “to protect us from the Covid-19 Virus.”

“I must empathize the importance of protecting of our elderly during this Pandemic as they are vulnerable and are at high risk of developing severe symptoms from the Covid-19 disease,” he remarked.

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22 Comments

  1. Deborah A Bethel
    August 30, 2021

    Condolences to all those who have lost family members. To me, the report is sending the wrong message. I know better though that Covid is also killing many healthy people including young people and children without any underlying or pre existing health conditions. The health services should avoid making it look and sound as if it is only people with underlying or pre existing health conditions that Covid is affecting and killing. Covid does not have any boundaries, my people please get the vaccine, mask up, avoid super spreader, (Siwo) events and practice good hygiene always. Educate yourself and others, your health is your responsibility, if you feel sick, stay home, do what it takes to keep your lungs and blood flow healthy. “Cannot breathe” in some Covid cases deaths proven on autopsy is due to blood clots in the lungs. Take your meds, but don’t forget the herbs, esp. Cayenne pepper, garlic, onion, turmeric/black pepper, for some people ( HTN etc. ) daily 81mgs aspirin with…

  2. 10 cents
    August 28, 2021

    To elizabethlxavier of mandatory Canada, go procreate with yourself!

  3. Cobra
    August 28, 2021

    Following the globalist agenda to the letter. Waw, and I was thinking of returning home for safety.

  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 28, 2021

    Man it seems to me that you are blaming the havoc of COVID-19 on the dead people’s, and underlying medical conditions.
    For your information Johnson plenty of our handful of people are about to die unless you knuckle heads shut the country down.
    There is absolutely no alternative unless you have a treatment (a cure); which I don’t think you have in the country!
    Complete inoculation is our only hope and the power of the the Almighty God Jehovia, Jesus Christ and the Holy Sperit.
    There is no excuse, you are suggesting that only the old and aged will die; be informed that the disease has killed young children babies, and young adults too.
    Shut the country down and help save the nation.
    Curfew is a joke, it is not a preventive measure or resolve!

    • godchild
      August 30, 2021

      Mr PHD it is Jehovah please at least spell His name correctly

      • godchild
        August 30, 2021

        why do you all moderators refuse to post peoples reply. Shame on you all

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  5. Just The Facts
    August 28, 2021

    Dominica, let’s do what we can to prevent further preventable COVID deaths. Preventive measures other than vaccination are what will work immediately to save lives. Vaccination is, however, a very effective longer term strategy. After listening to a popular Dominican YouTuber, it became apparent how deeply-seated is the mistrust of vaccines. If busting some myths will help, allow me.

    MYTH#1: Doctors don’t know we have an immune system (or they don’t respect/use it).

    RESPONSE: The study of our bodies’ immune system has its own branch of medicine – immunology – founded in the 19th century. Today, some of the most advanced medical treatments in the world are specifically designed to target the human immune system. Why interfere with our natural immunity? Because we can get sick when it fails or goes into overdrive. Disease happens when our natural body systems don’t work as God intended. The immune system is no different. Natural doesn’t = infallible.

    More myth-busting to…

  6. Ibo France
    August 28, 2021

    DNO whet I tap on the ‘Like’ or ‘Dislike’ icons they don’t work for me. What’s happening? Seems like you get superlative pleasure sabotaging me. (lol)

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    • August 28, 2021

      Ibo France, you are always about a Me, Myself, and I. DNO is sabotaging you what? That is what fleshly fear does to people–they are always on the alert for defense, because of the lack of confidence in themself–you seem to be one of those.

      What you mentioned above, happens to me all the time, I just leave it alone, and when or if I refresh the page–everything is perfect. What is your thing about DNO sabotaging you–do you think they have a reason to do so? And who do you think you are?

  7. Ibo France
    August 28, 2021

    This is the Ministry of Health go to phrase now every time some dies – pre-existing/underlying conditions. If a one week old baby happens to die as a result of becoming infected with the COVID-19 virus, they are sure to declare that the baby had pre-existing medical conditions.

    They hold no press conferences to answer the many pertinent questions on the minds of the citizens. The local lazy journalists and reporters are stenographers. They just regurgitate the lies and propaganda verbatim that they are fed by this nakedly corrupt, ruling regime that constantly engages in the perversion of truth.

  8. Looking in
    August 28, 2021

    My condolences to the family and friends of the affected families. Loss of loved ones is never easy.
    I still have not gotten this:

    “Our second COVID death was a 70 year-old male with underlying conditions who was admitted to the COVID Isolation Unit on August 8th, 2021,” Dr. Johnson said. “This patient subsequently tested negative on PCR and was discharged for transfer to the Dominica China Friendship Hospital. However, the patient subsequently succumbed to the illness on August 26th, 2021.”

    If he was negative why the illness meaning Covid. Does this mean on a test after he was positive.

  9. look on
    August 28, 2021

    Were they vaccinated or not.

  10. Ibo France
    August 28, 2021

    Sincerest sympathy to the families of the deceased. May the pleasant memories of the dearly departed sojourn on earth keep your spirits buoyant.

    Enquiring minds would like to know the vaccination status of these three victims of the virus. Where they not vaccinated, partially vaccinated or fully vaccinated?

    Why is the Ministry of Health so hang up of stating that all four persons had pre-existing medical conditions but has failed to provide the vaccination status of these four persons?

  11. RandyX
    August 28, 2021

    There we go, all over sudden the dearth figure increase. Only after some of us questioned the accuracy of these figures though. This government is an institution of lies, smoke screens, misinformation for propaganda purposes, wrong accounting of state funds, influencing of election, misuse of the CDPF… The list is endless!

  12. AA
    August 28, 2021

    Sorry to all the families for their loss.
    Please….underlying conditions as you say. Why are they in isolation units and not IcU where they are treated.
    Dominica is the first country I am heari g people are renovering so quickly. Either you all have Very good system or a Very low knowledge og Covid and are unsure of what is happening in Dominica. I think it is time to let the public Know, that you are incapable of carring out your duty properly.
    And for the record:
    The word is seventy not semty.

  13. August 27, 2021

    Yet still, the authorities continue to send a pampering message to the people. Like O, “I am not going to have the police stopping you to find out if you are vaccinated against this virus”

    This rule to get vaccinated should have nothing to do with police stopping people to find out whether or not they are vaccinated. People should know the responsibility for the safety and others in their environment, the law should make that mandatory.

    Here is an example from a City in British Colombia, a province in Canada, where the positive Corvid-19 individuals are soaring high.

    It says: “Unvaccinated patients are turned away from Enderby clinic”. I will not take the vaccine against corvid-19, you people are saying? Well, they may die from their other health complications because British Columbia wants to protect her people who will abide by the rules, for their own health and safety–there is no other way

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 28, 2021

      Elizabeth, I think you are returning to your self of more than twenty years ago; when you wrote comments on Cakafet.
      Honesty and truth prevailed in your words then.
      That’s what attracted me to then: I recognize you might be returning to truth and reason.
      Kick partisan politics unto the trash heap the life’s of our entire nation is at stake.

      • August 31, 2021

        Telemaque, even if your comment seems to be commendable, I don’t know what you are talking about Cakafet, I am not familiar with that group so I never wrote there.

        If my thoughts attracted you at all, it was right here, on DNO. It is here I became acquainted with you, through a comment you wrote that related to my situation and I responded to it.

        My only wish now is that we had remained on DNO, we would have been best friends here. That other forum that you introduced me to was a disaster, especially for me. Sorry!

        • August 31, 2021

          Also, I have never been a person of politics. But like everyone else, I have a side of Government. I grew up being a Laborit, but that does not mean I will accept all their decisions–not that I have the power to change their plan.

          But I won’t be foolish about my choice, as the majority of Dominicans do–even you!

    • TsadaqYah
      August 28, 2021

      Wicked all you wicked and can’t think for yourself .

    • Learn the truth
      August 29, 2021

      Per the health minister in the UK , ovet 40% of those being treated for covid in their hospitals are FULLY vacinated. Almost half, kind of desreoys your theory eh?

  14. Bwa-Banday
    August 27, 2021

    Four (4) without loss I see…WoW!
    Hopefully we can reverse that trend sooner rather than later. Sincere sympathies to the family of the dearly departed ones.

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