Seven of Dominica’s COVID-19 patients recover says PM Skerrit

PM Skerrit delivering an address to the nation on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Two more of Dominica’s COVID-19 patients have recovered, bringing to seven, the total number of people afflicted with the virus who have tested negative and have been discharged from hospital.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made the disclosure in an address to the nation on Saturday evening.

The number of confirmed cases remains at 16 as there has been no new case.

However, with the seven recoveries, the number of active cases has dropped to seven.

In announcing Dominica’s 16th confirmed case of the coronavirus on Thursday, the Minister for Health, Dr. Irving McIntyre, said four patients who all tested negative twice during the preceding 24 hours, were being discharged from the St. James COVID hospital in Portsmouth.

He said those recoveries added four more to the first patient who was discharged on Wednesday.

McIntrye also said that there were three other patients at the St. James facility in Portsmouth and one at the Dominica-China Friendship Hospital, who already had one negative test each. He said the results of the second tests were due on Friday and the patients would be discharged if the tests came back negative.

Based on the Prime Minister’s announcement, two of those tests have again produced negative results.

The latest COVID-19 report from the Ministry of Health is posted below.

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 13, 2020

    Here is an example Roosevelt; George is a television personality, an anchor on Good Morning America, never missed a day of work on the program; has the virus yet shows no symptoms.

    There could me many people like him in Dominica.

    George Stephanopoulos revealed on “Good Morning America” Monday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, although he has remained asymptomatic.

    The diagnosis, he told colleagues on the ABC News program, was “really no surprise,” given that his wife, comic actor Ali Wentworth, has been grappling with the illness for several days.

    Stephanopoulos and his family have been self-quarantined for several days.

    • Gary
      April 15, 2020

      You always seem to be delighted waging your ignorance in the face of readers on DNO. All professions have their jargon, the medical profession is not exempt, with their coined word asymptomatic. What is it that decides the body has a disease, is it a symptom or is it a virus. The thing that decides that the body has a disease is the intelligence operating within the body, period. it is not a symptom and not a virus that determine the body has a disease.

      A physical symptom is last in the chain of events signaling your body has a disease, unfortunately that is the standard the medical profession using looking for a physical symptom to diagnose a disease and so they use their jargon word asymptomatic which only applies to the physical where as in reality
      the body always gives us a warning or an inkling known as a feeling something is wrong. We need to get in tune with our inner self, it is the best thing that can ever happen before adhering to such jargon, as asymptomatic.

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 16, 2020

        Why don’t you shut up Gary, if you have nothing significant to say, I am not interested in your trivialities; your is irrelevant to what is discussed.

        I reference someone who spoke of his own experience on television, you keep running your mouth off, as if you are a medical authority when you do not have a clue of what I said, shut up; you are a waste of time,

        You do not amuse me anymore.

        Go and look for someone like Man Dog, that Man bite Dog to argue with, may he can teach you something that I can’t!

        Shut up you do not have any comprehension of the English language, go play with that little boy Roosevelt your intelligence and his own are the same oui?

        Shut up, shut up, just shut up!

  2. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 13, 2020

    Don’t be too optimistic Roosevelt; unless your are very informed which I know you are not!

    Be informed there are people who are carriers of the virus who shows absolutely no symptoms; as such there could well be many people in Dominica infected, and you nor the medical establishment know who they are! 

     This is like a bad dream; a nightmare which prevents me from calling you some of the very nice names I have given to you.

    ‘ Ah fried to call you doctor Punjab Dusquesne Ali Baba HIFU, and the name that spell like this: the damn Th…


    But; seriously human life is never going to be the same as it was prior to this horrible disease, just pray that a cure can be found very soon, otherwise the situation might become as in the 1800’s when the Bubonic  plague killed millions.

    The difference is; the bubonic plague was caused by a bacterium of the genus Yersinia. 

    This new plague is caused by a virus!

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 14, 2020

      Perhaps I should ad this:

      Genetic analysis has revealed that the coronavirus genetically clusters with the genus Betacoronavirus, in subgenus Sarbecovirus  together with two bat-derived strains.

  3. April 13, 2020

    Mr PM. Why are you not providing any help to your supporters from New York, England and New Jersey who you paid to come down to illegally vote in the past elections. I am sure that some of those wicked people must be suffering all now.
    Why dont you charter some planes to bring them home”. Thats the least you could do for those fiendish people who have proceeded to keep us in bondage for the past 20 years.
    Bring them down, test and quarantine them as appropriate. Let them get a taste of our inadequate health system which they have contributed to by voting this Cabal back into power before rushing back to their respective homes abroad.
    Let them get a taste of what life has been in DA for all the years they have propped up this corrupt regime.
    Some people may take umbrage with my outburst but I believe in the mantra an eye for an eye, they deserve everything they get

    • Man bites dogs
      April 15, 2020

      Oh boy never in my life have I come across some bunch of plunkers, arrogant, and idiots like these lots so-called Workers blue axs flies all they could do is to badmouth and write rubbish because of jealousy and resentment towards Mr Skerrit good looks and statesman, unlike the other fella that is looking more like a Gorilla 🦍 it hurting them sometimes it would put a suit on but still remains a Gorilla 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 16, 2020

        You that Dog Man there don’t even know when to take life seriously, you keep talking about UWP supporters, haven’t’ you discovered by now Covid-19 did not come with the name UWP or DLP written on it?

        Boy you had better cut the crap out and pray that God spear the life of our small population. 

        There is a time for garbage, and nonsense; but,  the time is not now; more than thirty (30,000.00) thousand people in the United States as of yesterday has died From COVID-19.

         That is more people than are living in Dominica right now, I know you said “since i leaving in uk i get smart an know there is no god.”

        Well, let me tell you something I know that God exists, and you had better accept that and learn to pray, because it could be all over for Dominica; our island could become a desolate place with no inhabitants in a very short period of time!

  4. My Bad
    April 12, 2020

    Innocent face but very wicked and ungodly heart. In patrois we say Bel visage moves karatae

    • Royal
      April 13, 2020

      Why is the pm the one to announce this news? This the job of Hon. McIntyre. If he is stating in due to the news outbreak from the ministry of health by the minister the country will be place on curfew ECT.. ..then That makes sense. But every minister has there role to play and interrelated or intrusive role of the pm in order ministries makes no sense. You are pm and you have your portfolio. Let the other ministers do their job. When they can be praise you praise their job well done and when the show incompetence let them know. Hell let the country know so we know you in business. The Antigua minister doing it. That’s why i admire him. He hand his ministers their portfolio and he let them do their job. He handles his and he act as their leader and the country leader. That’s how its ought to be.

      • Gary
        April 15, 2020

        I will tell you why The PM is the one to announce this news, he is the elected leader of the Country. Does it matter who gave you the good news whether it is The Minister of Health or The Chief medical officer, the news is the same, it is good and the Country is making progress thanks God.

    • Gary
      April 15, 2020

      Is this what you are using you time to say on this medium, Wow. Here you have The leader of the Country addressing the Nation with good news about the recovery of people who were sick, stricken with COVID-19 virus and they have recovered and you calling The PM wicked and ungodly, check your self Lol, very sad indeed.

  5. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    April 12, 2020

    This is good news, seems like isolation is working. They need to keep the borders closed to all outside travel to Dominica just in case as a precaution. Better safe than sorry. The virus was brought to Dominica by persons traveling to Dominica from infected countries.

  6. April 12, 2020

    Well, that is good news; and to God be the glory!

    • RubensB
      April 13, 2020

      Hypocrite… dirty hypocrite!!!

      • Gary
        April 15, 2020

        What is it in you to use this medium to call someone a dirty hypocrite,Wow, very sad indeed.

  7. The Watchman
    April 12, 2020

    As The Watchman I will speak out against the Evil reign of Skerrit, even if DNO does not post all of my blogs as if we should not expose Evil during Easter. But just as Elijah told the evil Ahab and his even more evil wife Jazebel, that they have caused all the problems because they stopped obeying the Lord’s commands and began following their false god, even so I will say to PM he has plunged Dominica into darkness and under the sword of God! We have no peace here; many of our religious leaders and good citizens have bowed their knees to PM and cannot call him out for his evil although they know our beautiful island is constantly punished under Skerrit. We watch some of our good doctors cannot help our suffering citizens because they speak against the evil they see. Some of our bright accountants cannot come here to help because of the Evil of Skerrit. We watch PM spend thousands to try to jail Linton just for speaking against his evils. No wonder we are always under the sword

  8. Batibou River
    April 12, 2020

    Are they recovering? And you want us to take your word for it? Would you care to tell us how many people died of the virus up until today? No… I didn’t think so. Good thing the dead don’t talk!

  9. The Watchman
    April 12, 2020

    I listened to the PM use: Isa. 26:20 “O my people, hide in your rooms for a time. Shut the doors…”
    But PM you should also read read verse 21, which says is for our wrongdoing God punished the earth; because of the blood that has been spilled, those who have been murdered.” PM, I am not accusing you for anything, but since the death of Rosie our country is under the sword. Under your evil reign we have no peace here. But because some of our religious leaders and good citizens have been bribed to help you hide your evil, many fail to speak out. Like the days of Elijah and Evil Ahab you blame good people for your evil; you spending our money to try to jail Linton and some of our bright citizens can’t come home.
    17 When Ahab saw Elijah he said, “Is that really you, the troublemaker of Israel?”
    18 Elijah answered, “I have not made trouble for Israel. You and your father’s family caused all the problems when you stopped obeying the Lord’s commands and began following the false…

  10. Ras B
    April 12, 2020

    However, with the seven recoveries, the number of active cases has dropped to seven. Is it just me or is it that simple maths was not among the forte of the individuals speaking and writing?
    If Dominica had 16 cases and 7 recovered, it appears that there were still 9 with active disease and not seven as reported!!

    It is of course good news to all of Dominica, it means that our management plans which do not seem to be ideal or properly thought out, with a heavy dose of luck is working to turn this disease back. I hope that the powers that be are keeping appropriate notes that they will be able to share with the world.

    We though must understand that we have not won the war and appropriate measures must be maintained to ensure that we build on our success thus far.

  11. Garvey
    April 12, 2020

    I pray that no one lose there life, but I must say you have failed this Island miserabley buy squandering the countries money neglecting the people by not taking measures to limit travel to the country and eventually close the boarders you have betray the people buy not doing what you were suppose to do as a leader.

    • viewsexpressed
      April 14, 2020

      This is so true, as our people continue to suffer. Read this from Garvey. Great Stuff:
      “I must say you (Failed Skerrit) have failed this Island miserably buy squandering (in other words Bobol) the countries money neglecting the people by not taking measures to limit travel to the country and eventually close the boarders you have betray our people by not doing what you were suppose to do as a leader.
      In other words failed Skerrit (?) has not helped to elevate our people and country to the standards it should be after 19 wasted years in office. This Odd Skerrit Minister has been a waste of time and he must “Go to Hell” Go to Hell”, He is not our Damn Business”.
      We need a decent, honourable, trusted Leader for our Dominic a that we are able to move forward and get rid of this devious corrupted failed Labour Immature Leader PM and failed Labour government. They must go, get the hell out of our Government that has been reduced to questionable deeds with a failed leader and…

  12. De-lie-lah or De Liar?
    April 11, 2020

    PM had to call it a national address to make the Easter soup he made there? In his so called national address, PM took the place of those preachers, pastors, priests and bishop to take his text from Isaiah 26:20 and tell us how God knew Covid-19 would be coming . But PM you should have read verse 21 that talks about God punishing the people for their sins. PM you sure is not because of Evil leaders like you that plunged our country into 15 years of evil and poverty Covid-19 came?
    PM in his address took the place of Dr. McIntyre, Dr. Darroux, Dr, king and Dr. Johnson whom he took away from providing care to us and turned them into defenders of his Evil and tonight is the fake doctor that telling us how many patients were healed and sent home.
    But you know as finance minister be could not tell the people he worked on a Covid-19 package for them and come Monday they will be receiving their check? The most he could tell them is he working on it for them just like he told Ross Tennants

  13. Bwa-Banday
    April 11, 2020

    Did not hear the fake leader’s address but I sincerely hope that he told the public how many CDPF officers are currently being held in the Possie Covid Hospital and how many are being quarantined at the police station on the East Coast. This is troubling indeed and we the public has. right to know.

  14. Law Student
    April 11, 2020

    I cannot believe the PM did not say what I expected him to say in his political address to the nation. I really thought pm was going to tell us that his friend and political brother Nicholas Maduro, President of Venezuela was indicted by the US for drug trafficking and other crimes and the $US put a $15 million dollar out for his capture man. Also, I thought he was going to tell us how the US put three warships in the Caribbean sea to monitor the actions of Maduro and his corrupt friends around the world. In fact I thought he was going to tell us how Venezuela has no fuel because of sanction and how that will soon begin to affect us. I thought pm was going to announce his support to Maduro especially with their poor health along with COVID-19, but pm opened not his mouth man.

    • EIFILE
      April 14, 2020

      We know he was a stallion and the village ram, but he must grow out of it, move on, the comments were hard on him but, he must take hid. Instead of taking blame for everybody mistakes in the office, discipline or sack them. The comments were hard but, I hope he take notes for he is the best for the country.

    • Gary
      April 14, 2020

      Are you a law student for real, wow. Where is your analytical skills. Do you know how silly and ludicrous you are to suggest that you were disappointed by the PM because he did not say or mention what you wanted to hear regarding Venezuela and Maduro, it is very sad to hear such nonsensical thing coming from someone who says they are a Law student. Regarding the indictment of Madura by the US on drug trafficking, you must not just accept things as said and told to you, the conflict between The US and Venezuela has it’s origin from Politics, Money and Oil, this is just another saga added to the conflict, unfortunately as a Law student you claim to be you are not willing to put your analytical skills to the test.

      • Rollie
        April 16, 2020

        Maduro is a gangster and that is fact, weather you like it or not. Exactly the kind your PM likes to do business with or even calls his friends. YOU, Mary, are a very sad individual for supporting this kind of behaviour. I wonder why?

  15. April 11, 2020

    “The number of confirmed cases remains at 16 as there have been no new cases.

    However, with the seven recoveries, the number of active cases has been reduced to seven.”

    what kinda math is that? 16-7=7?
    9 active cases!!

  16. D/can to d bone
    April 11, 2020

    Great news lets pray there will be no.more cases..covid free dominica isnon the way

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