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Only 60 of the 467 deaths from COVID-19 so far this year correspond to January and February

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – This Wednesday the Ministry of Public Health in the Dominican Republic reported 19 deaths from COVID-19, of these 10 correspond to yesterday.

This is the highest number of deaths reported the day after their death, since the authorities began to separately report the deaths that the centers report and occur the day before.

Between January and February, the authorities have reported the death of 467 people from coronavirus, of these 12.8%, that is, 60 deaths are confirmed between those two months, the others are not notified of their date of occurrence.

Of the 60 deaths that have occurred so far this year, 26 occurred in January and 34 in the first nine days of February.

Last Friday nine people died from COVID-19 and on Wednesday eight. Due to the change in the structure of the epidemiological bulletin that Public Health presents every day to notify the situation of COVID-19 in the country, since September the deaths reported in the last 24 hours and those that occurred in the last 24 hours have been reported.

The authorities have explained that the deaths reported in the last 24 hours include those that have occurred within those hours prior to the notification.

From September 3, 2020 to February 9, 2021, 155 deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in the country.

According to data from the Ministry of Public Health, 36 people died in September, on October 21, on November 17 and on December 21.

Of the 10 deaths that occurred yesterday, three correspond to the National District, which has a cumulative 548; two to Santo Domingo, which in total has 567 of the deaths; two to the Hermanas Mirabal province, which has a total of 35; one to Espaillat, who accumulates 106; one in Duarte (185) and one in San Pedro de Macorís, which totals 45.

To date, the Dominican Republic registered 2,883 deaths from coronavirus, of which 30.84% of the deceased suffered from hypertension and 19.35% from diabetes.

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