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Authorities register 23,730 cases of chikungunya

SANTO DOMINGO. Of 508,122 cases of chikungunya in the Americas that have been registered by the Pan American Health Organization, 370,141 correspond to the Dominican Republic.

This means an increase of 23,730 cases in comparison with last week, for an accumulated incidence of 3567 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants.

The number of deaths has remained at three and the disease is present at this time in 19 provinces of which San Juan heads the list of the provinces that have most suspected patients. In the National District they are also reporting hundreds of cases according to the information in the epidemiological bulletin number 11 from the Ministry of Public Health.

“In general terms, the Metropolitan, Valdesia and Enriquillo regions have a sustained tendency of reducing the number of new suspected cases,” the report indicates.

San Cristobal, where the disease began, went down to third place in the list of suspected cases with 1007 cases.

Yesterday, the authorities from the Ministry of Public Health carried out a day of prevention in San Francisco de Marcoris.

Source: DiarioLibre

Category: DR News |

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