The Dominican Republic continues to be the worst hit country by the novel coronavirus in the Caribbeans on Tuesday, as the epidemic has so far claimed 177 lives.

According to the running tally of the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University, the country also has the highest number of confirmed cases with 3,167 among its nearly 11 million population.

In all, more than 150 people have recovered from the disease so far.

On Monday, the Dominican Republic announced that it postponed presidential and legislative elections from May 17 to July 5 due to the coronavirus-related health emergency in the country.


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