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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #300 reports 1,595 new PCR cases for the Tuesday, 12 January 2021 deadline. The 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases is 1,429, up from the previous 7-day average of 1,277.

Labs carried out a new record 8,028 first PCR tests, a new record in cases and much more than the 14-day average that is a low 4,286. The country can process 14,000 PCR tests a day. Nevertheless, private lab capacity is pressed by the increased demand for tests from the public.

The 4-week positivity rate is 20.43%, continuing the upward trend. The 24-hour positivity for the day 19.87%, significantly lower than the 27.56% on the previous day. The number of reported active cases is now 43,738, up from the previous day.

No new deaths are reported for the Tuesday, 12 January 2021 deadline, none occurring in the...

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