By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Twelve children were admitted over the weekend to the Robert Reid Cabral children’s hospital, the director of the center, Clemente Terrero, reported on Monday.
Currently the center has 14 children interned due to the disease.
“The dengue situation continues to be active, at the weekend we admitted 12 patients, a total of four patients per day. We currently have 14 patients admitted to dengue wards, ”said the director.
Terrero pointed out that some of the children are in stable conditions and others are in intensive care, he did not specify the amount. “The situation so far is that dengue continues to be active in the country and in this hospital,” he reiterated.
The doctor indicated that most of the patients come from Bani, Azua, San Cristóbal and the National District.
“That is where the dengue outbreak in the Dominican Republic is mostly located up to now,” he said.
According to the latest epidemiological bulletin of the General Directorate of Epidemiology in week 34, which runs from Sunday August 22 to Saturday 28, 92 probable cases of dengue were reported, 75 more cases than in the same period of 2020, when 17 were registered.
Meanwhile, in the last four weeks, 314 cases have been reported, for a cumulative of 1,207 in the first eight months of the year, including 13 deaths. The report clarifies that these deaths have not yet been audited by the clinical audit committee.
Regarding the place of residence, more than half of the cases correspond to the municipalities of Santo Domingo Este (193), El Distrito Nacional (140), Santo Domingo Norte (106), Santo Domingo Oeste (81) and Bani (73 ).
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