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Dominican Republic approaches 50% of vaccinated with at least one dose

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The Dominican Republic has inoculated at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 3.8 million people, 49.3% of its adult population, according to official data released after the conclusion of a special vaccination operation.

Of this total, 1.3 million people are already fully vaccinated, with the two doses, according to data from the official Vacúnate RD portal.

With these figures, the Dominican Republic ranks third in Latin America in vaccination rate, behind Chile and Uruguay.

The country plans to vaccinate 7.8 million people of legal age, and once the doses of Pfizer arrive, it plans to inoculate children from 12 years of age.

The Dominican Republic has received 6.6 million doses of the vaccine, of which 6.3 million correspond to the Chinese Sinovac.

The government carried out a special immunization operation between June 3rd and June 6th, in which 571,877 people were vaccinated, according to data provided by the president of the country, Luis Abinader on Twitter.

Despite the good rate of vaccination, the Caribbean country is in a full rebound of infections, which led the authorities to establish, since last week, a new, stricter curfew for eight days, as well as the prohibition of selling alcoholic beverages after three in the afternoon.

The Ministry of Public Health notified 906 new infections of covid-19 and one death due to the disease on Monday, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 301,984 and deaths to 3,655.

In its daily bulletin, the Health portfolio specified that 52,113 people have the virus, of which 1,342 are admitted, for an occupation of beds for covid-19 patients of 51%.

Meanwhile, the intensive care units (ICU) are at 77% of their capacity, with 462 beds occupied, while the ventilators in use amount to 321, for 66% of the availability.

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