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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #339 reports 960 new PCR cases for the Saturday, 20 February 2021 deadline. The cases compare to the 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases that is 847.

The number of PCR-confirmed cases is at 235,462 for the 20 February bulletin. Labs carried out 6,066 first PCR tests. The number of tests compares with the 14-day average that is 5,459. The country can process 14,000 PCR tests a day. 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 hours at Referencia and Amadita labs in...

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