Dominica records 100 new active COVID-19 cases; current total at 408

Dr. Shallaudin Ahmed

Dominica has recorded 100 new Covid-19 cases and the total number of active cases is now 408.

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

 “As of 4:00PM of August 24th our total number of new cases as of yesterday Monday , August 23rd 2021 is 100,” he said. “Total active cases as at August 24th 2021 at 4:00 PM would be 408 cases.”

He said of the 408, 11 were PCR positive cases and 397 were rapid antigen positive cases.

According to Dr. Ahmed the total recovered cases were 885 and there was one Covid-19 associated death.

A total of 42,527 people have been tested, Dr. Ahmed revealed.

“Of these 42,527, 23,536 are PCR tested and 18,991 were tested using the rapid antigen test kit,” Dr. Ahmed noted. “With this our positivity rate is 3.3 percent.”

“Most of the positive cases are from the Roseau Health District which represents over 77% of the cases, then we had cases from Grandbay, Portsmouth, just about 5% and 6% respectively,” he explained. “The lowest amount of cases was from the Castle Bruce Health District, only 1%.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Ahmed is appealing to the general public to get vaccinated.

“I did not say vaccine is a bulletproof, but vaccine works,” he remarked. “Vaccine works by reducing the transmission, vaccine works for reducing the severe disease, Covid,” he urged. “So I do appeal to the people those who are still waiting and thinking to decide what to do with the vaccine it’s time to get vaxed.”

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14 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    August 26, 2021

    FOREVER,I am reading UNVACCINATED PEOPLE REMAIN THE GREATEST CONCERN,so what are you saying?Is it better to be vaccinated or unvaccinated?Please explain.

  2. Cindy Weston Laurent
    August 26, 2021

    Not bulletproof?
    This is a medical experiment and people should be told that they are bring asked to take part in a worldwide trial. This trial ends in 2023. Not till then will they know the effects it has on different people.
    Many have died after taking the experimental vacinne. Many are suffering from injuries related to the vacinne.
    No one knows what the ingredients will do. We are sitting ducks and Bill Gates has not taken it neither his children. WHY??
    Give the people an informed choice. This does not eradicate the virus. It does not protect you and it does not stop you passing it on or getting it.
    No one will truly know the effects of this until perhaps, it’s too late and more lives lost or injured with no compensation from the large pharmaceutical giants making billions from this without care of your life.
    People, do your research, question everything dont be dumb sheep being led to the slaughter.
    Does Dominca have a system for reporting adverse reactions? We…

    • Man bite dogs
      August 27, 2021

      @Cindy Laurent, I don’t know what you are but sure not a medical expert, it is better to keep your frothing at your mouth to yourself personally I don’t care two hoots whether you take the Vaccine or not live or die, because your negative so-called information is a load of baboon crap!!

  3. AA
    August 26, 2021

    Start testing the dead. There are more cases. A Very good ssource told me that PCR testing is only done after the rapid test comes positive, so how can it be that there are only 11 positive PCR cases.
    Half of the positive antigen tests can be people who gad covid 3 months back.

    • Bhilly
      August 26, 2021

      Possible but not likely. Presence of antigen is an indication of current active infection not past.

    • Bwa-Banday
      August 27, 2021

      @ Dr.AA garson ou sort wii :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: . What a joke you are :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  4. Wakanda Forever
    August 25, 2021

    Editing and re-posting comment (if that’s okay Admin):

    Dr Ahmed, please give us your sources for vaccines reducing transmission with the variants which are currently dominant in the world.

    The CDC has this to say about transmission by the vaccinated: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/delta-variant.html.

    The problem with living according to what we insist on wanting rather than dealing with what is in front of us, is that reality ALWAYS wins. This is not the first pandemic in history.

    (My apologies for the repetition, Admin)

  5. Fingal
    August 25, 2021

    According to WHO and CDC it is not known if vaccination reduces transmissionand there is no evidence that it does. Dr Ahmed is doi g a fantastic job but this statement is misleading, either accidentally or deliberately so. It should be corrected.

    • Calibishie Warrior
      August 26, 2021

      “A growing body of evidence indicates that people fully vaccinated are less likely than unvaccinated persons to acquire SARS-CoV-2 or to transmit it to others. However, the risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated as long as there is continued community transmission of the virus.”
      That was cut and pasted directly from the CDC website…. so tell me … who is being misleading?

      • Wakanda Forever
        August 26, 2021

        This is also cut and pasted from the CDC website:
        “People infected with the Delta variant, including fully vaccinated people with symptomatic breakthrough infections, *can transmit the virus to others*. CDC is *continuing to assess data* on whether fully vaccinated people with asymptomatic breakthrough infections can transmit the virus.” (emphasis mine)
        Granted, the usually stellar CDC hasn’t been the sharpest knife in the draw during this pandemic.

  6. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    August 25, 2021

    So, if you are a medical doctor, try multiplying at lease four hundred times exponent 2: you might just find approximately 2,956 cases on the island.

      I calculated that mentally; I could be wrong, but I do believe if I process it on paper and not mentally, there are more cases than that in the country.

     I am not going to call you a quack today; because it is time for seriousness; rather than bestowing the title of quack on you today; I need to draw to your attention, and that of the corrupted crook Roosevelt Skerrit, that the virus seems to be getting out of control in Dominica.

     Of the amount you disclosed you did not count any from the Delta Variant strain; which  is the more easily contracted, and more deadly.

      I think that it is not possible for every new case elsewhere  are all identified as the Delta Variant; except in Dominica. 

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      August 25, 2021

      So, whether Roosevelt refuse to shut down the country in the hope that business will continue as usual is simply a myth!

      As long as that warning in the following is out there, unless this virus stop running wild in the country Roosevelt can kiss Dominica’s dependency on tourism goodbye!

      “Do not travel to Dominica due to COVID-19 .
      Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.

      The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Dominica due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

      Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower if you are fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized vaccine.

      Before planning any international travel, please review the CDC’s specific recommendations for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

      Visit the Embassy’s COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Dominica”

  7. Rung again
    August 25, 2021

    I was never good in maths at school. But this counting here? Is not maths but a jigsaw puzzle. I’ve tried people!!! It just doesn’t make any sense to me. “ Mother Hen has 12 chicks, she then hatched 10 more 🐥 chicks. Now mother Hen has a total number of 4 chicks.” Ok Class? Labor students says, “YES TEACHER.”

    • Mattison
      August 26, 2021

      You are right, that’s how they use their ‘brains’ on the blind followers.

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