Dominica has 14 active COVID-19 cases

by: - March 19, 2021
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Dominica has a total of 14 active COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, March 18, 2021.

That’s according to a report by the Acting National Epidemiologist, Shalauddin Ahmed who gave the epidemiological update last night.

All 14 cases are imported according to Dr. Ahmed.

“As of today, our active cases are fourteen,” Dr. Ahmed stated. “Total recovered are to-date are 146 and there are no deaths due to COVID-19,” he said.

Among the current active cases are 11 females and 3 males with an age range of 19-69 with a median age of 30 years.

Dr. Ahmed added that all of the current cases are imported with seven of the 14 cases being non-nationals. “Twelve of them were detected through our day five testing and two were detected on arrival at the airport. Four had mild to moderate symptoms during admission but are stable now while ten of them are asymptomatic.”

Meanwhile, well over 14,000 persons have been vaccinated against the virus on the island.

“Concerning the vaccine campaign, it is ongoing. As of (Wednesday 17, March) we have completed 14, 583 which is about 31% of our target population.”

The target population represents two-thirds of the entire population according to Dr. Ahmed. He said, “In order to achieve herd immunity we need 100% or near 100% of the target group vaccinated.”