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As of the Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #178 the objective of 7,000 PCR tests per day had not yet been reached. 2,773 first time PCR tests are reported in the bulletin. The 24-hour positivity rate is 20.48%. The positivity rate over the past four weeks is still at 26.62%.

As per Bulletin #178, with the deadline of 12 September 2020, 568 new confirmed cases are reported. The Ministry of Public Health has registered 103,660 confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. The PCR testing is 40,133 tests per million inhabitants. The number of deaths is 1,968, including 15 new deaths reported in the past 24 hours of the bulletin. The fatality rate is 1.90% over the past four weeks.

The Ministry of Public Health is no longer giving the numbers of persons hospitalized. The report indicates that 27% of the total...

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