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Now under new authorities, the Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #179 has yet to get anywhere near its announced objective of 7,000 PCR tests per day. For Bulletin #179, 2,743 persons came out positive with their PCR test. This is below the past 14-day average of number of first PCR tests that is at 3,676 PCR tests.
The positivity rate over the past four weeks continues to gradually decline and is now at 26.53%. The 24-hour positivity rate for Bulletin #179 is 16.41%.
As per Bulletin #179, with the deadline of 13 September 2020, 450 new confirmed cases are reported. The Ministry of Public Health has registered 104,110 confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. The PCR testing is 40,395 tests per million inhabitants. The number of deaths is 1,984, including 16 new deaths reported in the past 24 hours of the...