Italian diagnosed with coronavirus in Dominican Republic

Wendy Peña, Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the Caribbean. It is an Italian 62 years, who I was staying at a hotel in the east of the island.

The Health miniterio, He said the man is stable, admitted to the hospital Ramon de Lara, of the San Isidro Air Base, In Santo Domingo.

As they reported by the authorities, Italian entered the country 22 February, without any symptoms. Two days later, the 24 February, had fever, persistent cough and malaise. After laboratory tests performed, tested positive for the covit 19.

The director of the hospital Lara explained that the patient was
received the 12:50 Early Morning Saturday. "Out of this
symptoms the patient is normally, they proceeded to practice
Exams place and once it was confirmed being given the
medical support according to the symptoms that may occur ",
he added.

Previously, was isolated a man of Romanian origin who had symptoms of the disease and the tests were performed
of place, giving as negative coronavirus.

This event occurs 15 days of the holding of elections
municipal, which were suspended last 16 February by
flaws in the electronic voting system, situation that generated a
political and social crisis, characterized by citizen demonstrations
inside and outside the country.