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According to Coronavirus Bulletin #131 of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, the Dominican Republic has 64,690 confirmed cases, including 534 new cases. This number is well below the average confirmed cases over the past two weeks of 1,380. Bulletin #131 indicates that 42% of the reported cases are persons in the 20-39 years range.

The number of confirmed cases depends on the availability of PCR tests that continues to be very scarce, especially in the provinces. In the Dominican Republic, even the well off have to wait to get tested. For a shot at a free PCR test, people queue for hours at the Laboratorio Nacional Dr. Defilló in Santo Domingo.

The average testing over the past 14 days is 3,749 PCR tests. The numbers of diagnostic tests carried out over the past 14 days [the difference between the PCR tests reported since the past...

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