Health Minister Daniel Rivera noted that young people are currently the age group registering the highest number of contagions. At least 31,452 people under 20 years of age have tested positive for COVID-19.
On Wednesday, authorities reported a hospital bed occupancy rate at 42 percent, while intensive care unit beds were at 63 percent of occupancy.
Early this week, this Caribbean island received the eighth batch made up of one million Sinovac vaccines and three million syringes from China. So far, almost four million Dominicans have been vaccinated.