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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #241 reports 499 new PCR confirmed cases. 4,021 first PCR tests were carried out in time for the 14 November report deadline. The 14-day average is 3,559 tests.
The 4-week positivity rate is up slightly to 10.02%, while the 24 hour positivity is 12.41%. The number of active cases has risen to 21,458.
Regardless, the Ministry of Public Health Covid-19 team has been reporting a marked decline in demand for tests for the past month. The government has made available more fixed stations for testing and expanded services at public hospitals to catch the disease early and isolate sick people. Yet, the Ministry complains people are not showing up to test themselves early. Testing is free through 23 November 2020 at the Galeria 360 shopping mall in Santo Domingo, another effort by the government to reach...