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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #336 reports 1,126 new PCR cases for the Wednesday, 17 February 2021 deadline. The cases compare to the 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases that is 885.

The number of PCR-confirmed cases is at 232,780 for the 17 February bulletin. Labs carried out 6,031 first PCR tests. The number of tests compares with the 14-day average that is 5,920. The country can process 14,000 PCR tests a day. Overall, the demand for tests is up. The government says sufficient PCR tests are available.

Private labs have special facilities for those requiring results in time for travel abroad. Results of PCR tests can be had in 24 hours for those presenting a valid airline ticket at Referencia Lab branches in Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata, La Romana and Punta Cana. Antigen tests results can be had in three...

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