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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #211 reports 384 new PCR confirmed cases. 3,906 first PCR tests were carried out in time for the bulletin deadline. The 14-day average is 3,630 tests.
The 24-hour positivity rate is at 9.83%, the lowest so far this year. The 4-week positivity rate continues to decline and is at 12.54%. The Ministry of Public Health reports active cases are now at 21,375, down 350 cases.
The country, nevertheless, continues under a National State of Emergency at least through 1 December 2020. The Ministry of Public Health is concerned that home and friends gatherings and increased mobility can bring virus flare-ups as has occurred in other countries around the world affected by pandemic fatigue. This situation is why the Ministry of Public Health continues to recommend keeping curfew and preventive measures. The...