That variant micron beat the ground delta and set as variant coronavirus with greater dominance over the national territory.
According to 554 samples sequenced at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from Atlanta, whose sample was taken between 20 and 29 December 2021, there were 496 variants of concern.
Of these, 83%, about 460 samples may be micron. About 36, 6.5% turned out to be possible delta and the remaining 10%, about 58 tests, with uncertain results.
Director General of Epidemiology, Dr. Ronald crooked, assured that with this result, “micron coincidence is variant currently dominant in the Dominican Republic”, with spread almost across the country.
crooked argues that “although the country’s figures seem that we are facing a very difficult situation, if we compare what is happening in other parts, our situation remains very favorable”, mentioning case such as the United States where yesterday one million infections were reported or the UK and France, where the figure rose to 200 thousand infected in 24 hours. With respect to other islands in the Antilles, “only Jamaica and Cuba have less” case than us”.
Based on bulletin 657, in new 5,201 countries case and 19,188 assays were performed, 8,072 of which were PCR and 11116 were antigenic assays.
“It should be noted that so many samples were never processed in one day,” said the director of Digepi.
Doctor crooked He took advantage of weekly meetings with the press to make calls to avoid crowds and maintain the use of masks.
“Let’s avoid participating in large events. That micron Don’t stand in front of situations like birthdays, parties. to virus he likes places where there are a lot of people gathered together. Avoid crowds. That micron it is transmitted very easily, very fast. Let’s take care of our health and that of our neighbors. It is up to us that we can control the situation, as the authority we can give it advice, but it’s up to each citizen to follow suit advice and thus can reduce and control this pandemic“He recommended.