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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #297 reports 1,459 new PCR cases for the Saturday, 9 January 2021 deadline. The 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases is 1,253, up from the previous 7-day average of 938.

Labs carried out 4,933 first tests, more than the 14-day average that is a low 3,705. The country can process 10,000 PCR tests a day.

The 4-week positivity rate is 19.62%, continuing the upward trend. The 24-hour positivity for the day is 29.58%. The number of reported active cases is now 41,600, up from the previous day.

Three new deaths are reported for the Saturday, 9 January 2021 deadline, one occurring in the previous 24 hours of the deadline.

Restrictive lockdown measures continue in place as per Decree 7-21 to contain the spread of the disease. From 11 to 26 January 2021, the curfew is from 5pm to 5am, with...

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