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Four COVID-19 cases recorded on the weekend takes Dominica’s active cases to nine

by: - December 21, 2020
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Active COVID-19 cases in Dominica stands at nine.

National Epidemiologist, Dr. Shalauddin Ahmed informed that a total of four new cases were recorded on the weekend.

“All four cases were imported,” he said.

The National Epidemiologist informed that these cases are Dominicans who recently returned from the United States and Guadeloupe.

“They have had valid PCR results prior to their travel to Dominica. They were tested positive on day five of screening at our quarantine facility…they have been at the facility since they arrived in Dominica,” National Epidemiologist, Dr. Shalauddin Ahmed said.

Cases one and two are family – a forty-year-old father and his twelve-year-old daughter who returned from the United States.

The third and fourth cases are part of another family.

“They are a 20-year-old mother and her 4-year-old son. They returned from Guadeloupe. All four of them are asymptomatic at this time,” Dr. Shalauddin Ahmed said.

Over the last month, fourteen cases were detected with all of them being imported.

To-date, eighty-seven cases have successfully recovered with no deaths recorded.