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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #210 reports 404 new PCR confirmed cases. 2,679 first PCR tests were carried out in time for the bulletin deadline. The 14-day average is 3,619 tests.

The 24-hour positivity rate is at 15.08%. The 4-week positivity rate continues to decline and is at 12.88%. The 26 September bulletin (#192) reported a positivity rate under 10%, but this has climbed back to around 12% after the curfew reduction.

The Ministry of Public Health reports active cases are now at 21,725, down 291 cases, compared to 22,016 for the previous report.

The Abinader administration has obtained an extension of the National State of Emergency through 1 December. The extension passed on 14 October in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. The Presidency has yet to issue the decree with the details on the state of emergency...

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