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There are 28 provinces on yellow alert due to dengue

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Chanel Rosa, of the SNS, in the operation against dengue./

Dengue has 28 of the 32 provinces of the country on yellow alert, one, San José de Ocoa, remains in red and only Pedernales and Samaná are on green alert, while the cases of the disease continue to show a tendency to increase, reaching 8,855 notified.

Likewise, the same trend is registered in malaria, which so far this year has caused two deaths and 475 cases, almost double those reported last year to date, while in epidemiological week 33, which collects reports until On August 17, 20 new cases, 18 indigenous and one foreign, were reported in a patient of Venezuelan origin.   

The increase in the incidence of dengue so far this year is 1,134 percent, and  is expected to begin to reduce after the massive intervention to eliminate dengue-transmitting mosquito breeding that took place over two consecutive weekends and involved all state agencies under the direction of the Ministry of Public Health.

During the epidemiological week 33, 785 cases of dengue were reported, for a cumulative of 3,163 cases during the last four weeks. To date, the system reports 12 deaths confirmed by medical audits and 8,855 cases.

The municipalities with the highest number of cases are Santo Domingo Este, with 1,018; Santo Domingo de Guzmán, with 807; Santo Domingo Norte, with 758; Santo Domingo Oeste, with 537 and Barahona, with 363.

Malaria
Malaria, another disease transmitted by mosquito bites, recorded 20 new confirmed cases throughout Greater Santo Domingo in the last week.

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The epidemiological report indicates that the Ministry of Public Health continues with the active community search for fevers which includes malaria, another disease transmitted by mosquito bites.






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Two Dominicans extradited to the US in Abuser case

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Santo Domingo. – Dominican authorities on Tues. extradited Baltazar Mesa (El Maestro) and José Jesús Tapia Pérez (Bola Negra or Boludo) to the United States, charged with forming part of the alleged drug trafficking network headed by the fugitive César Emilio Peralta (César El Abusador).

Baltazar and Tapia were handed over at Las Américas International Airport to DEA agents, who transferred them to New York City where they will be arraigned in a criminal court.

Executive order 285-19 was issued to extradite Tapia to the US, whereas Mesa was extradited through decree. 286-19. They are both Dominican citizens






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Dominican Republic, Russia to cooperate on nuclear energy

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Moscow.- The Russian nuclear energy corporation Rosatom and Dominican Republic’s Energy and Mines Ministry on Tuesday signed the first memorandum on bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

“The memorandum is the first cooperation document between the two countries in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy,” said the Russian agency RIA Nóvosti.

According to the Russian entity, the document lays the groundwork for establishing cooperation in various directions, in particular, in the development of the nuclear infrastructure in the Dominican Republic.






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Central Bank releases US$374.5M of bank reserve

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Santo Domingo.- The Central Bank said that RD$19.1 billion (US$374.5 million)  of the RD$34.0 billion bank reserve have been released, as announced by the Monetary Board for loans to various productive sectors.

Central banker Héctor Valdez Albizu made the announcement Tues. to open the VIII International Communication Seminar.

He also announced that the use of sectoral resources will be more flexible for all banks in the interim and finished housing loans to further revitalize credits.

He added that the Central Bank maintains its forecast that the Dominican economy will grow around 5%. “The adjustments in the monetary policy rate have allowed greater mobility of resources.”






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