Second Case of Covid- 19 in Dominica

March 23, 2020 - 737 views

Just 24 hours after reporting the first cases of the dreaded Covid- 19 (Coronavirus) here in the Commonwealth of Dominica, the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment has confirmed a second case of the virus, today March 23, 2020.

As made known, the patient is a fifty (51) year old male Dominican citizen who recently returned to Dominica from the United Kingdom.

"This individual, as per protocol was placed under home quarantine from the time of arrival to Dominica and has been under surveillance by a medical team." a statement from the Ministry explained. Adding further, that the individual is currently admitted and is receiving treatment in a special isolated unit and will remain there until recovery.

As per established Public Health Practices, the Ministry of Health has initiated aggressive contact tracing to identify every individual who may have come into close contact with said patient.

All individuals identified during contact tracing will be tested and placed under quarantine.