The number of covid 19 related deaths has been steadily rising in Dominica with about 4 deaths recorded within the last week.
Speaking at a press conference last week, National Epidemiologist, Dr Shallaudin Ahmed reported a total of 14 deaths as at September 23.
The island reported at that time a total of 581 active cases of covid-19.
Meantime statistics indicate that the weekly average has increased from 55% in the previous week to 66% last week.
Dr Ahmed also gave a breakdown of severity of the 581 active cases.
National Epidemiologist, Dr Shallaudin Ahmed
As at September 24th the new covid 19 dashboard reflected a total of 598 cases and 15 deaths reported.
Dr Ahmed also revealed that for the first time, a large number of infected cases are children.
The delta variant which is currently the most transmissible is the dominant on the island.