Wed, 23 Sep 2020

SANTO DOMINGO, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Dominican Republic on Sunday said a total of 72,243 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1,178 have died from the disease.

The previous day saw 828 new cases of infection and eight more fatalities, the Public Health Ministry said.

Of those diagnosed with the virus, 6,053 have been hospitalized, with 325 patients requiring intensive care, while 26,768 have been told to self-isolate at home.

The number of cases considered recovered rose to 38,244.

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