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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #206 reports 462 new confirmed cases, and 3,769 PCR tests carried out in time for the 10 October deadline. The 14-day average is now 3,508 tests. The Sunday bulletin’s 24-hour positivity rate is at 12.29%, down from the 19.37% reported for the Friday bulletin. The 4-week positivity rate is up at 13.34%. The 26 September bulletin (#192) reported a positivity rate under 10%, but this climbed again after the Mercedes Day long weekend mingling resulted in many new cases.

The Ministry of Public Health reports active cases are now at 22,220, 78 cases more than reported for the end of last week.

Local epidemiologists continue to alert the population that the spread of the virus comes and goes. The Ministry of Public Health is concerned that home and friends gatherings, increased mobility, especially with...

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