Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Three viruses infect thousands and trigger medical consultations

The demand for medical care due to Respiratory Influenza, COVID-19 and Syncytial Virus in public and private health centers in the country remains on the upward trend, while it is expected to continue to increase in the coming weeks, as the temperature registers low levels.

Dr. Rafael Mena, pediatrician and president of the Association of Private Clinics and Hospitals (ANDECLIP), said that the presence of patients with respiratory procedures in the emergency rooms of offices and health establishments has remained constant.

He said that the highest incidence of influenza patients is seen in all ages and the cases of Covid-19 are increasing, though not significantly.

However, the pediatrician warned about the possibility that cases of respiratory syncytial virus would resume in the coming weeks, as has been happening in the United States, which has been under attack for three weeks. And it is being felt in the country. Also, closely linked to low temperature.

colder months

On the subject, leading infectious disease specialist Héctor Balcácer revealed that there has been an increase in consultations for the coronavirus in recent weeks, a condition that in expert opinion may increase with the change in climate towards colder temperatures.

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He said that it is expected that in the colder months, as is the case with influenza, cases of coronavirus infection will also increase. According to a press document, the expert spoke on this topic during the interview on the program “Contacts 360”.

He said that there has been no increase in the number of hospitalizations due to corona virus, but there has been an increase in cases as well as cases of influenza, and called upon people to get vaccinated.


In the recent days, the country has started reporting an increase in reported COVID-19 cases.

Epidemiological bulletin number 977 released yesterday reported 107 new cases of the virus among 1,392 laboratory samples analyzed in the last 24 hours.

The daily positivity increased to 13.79% from 1.94% in the previous four weeks.

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Active cases reported yesterday were 591 and 16 were hospitalized, including one in intensive care.

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The return of COVID Dr. Namibia Didiz Ogando, Chair of the Commission on Health and Social Security of the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN), said that the significant increase in the hospitalization of patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Dominican Republic is worrying.

Didiej Ogando, who is a specialist in internal medicine and infectious diseases, said that given the daily positivity rate of 7.36% of the disease cases in the country and the approach of the Christmas holidays, “the population is advised to take preventive measures again.” Start measures like using masks in closed places and avoiding crowds”.

He also said that cases of contagion of the disease have skyrocketed in recent days, and gave an example that between Friday, Saturday and Sunday the health authorities registered 238 new cases.

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