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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #410 reports 226 new PCR cases for the Sunday, 2 May 2021 deadline. The cases reported compare to the 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases that is 325, down significantly now that the government is only picking up the tab for one PCR free test a year per insured person in a private lab.

As per Bulletin #410, with the deadline of 2 May 2021, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 267,681 confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. Labs carried out 1,434 first PCR tests. The number of PCR tests compares with the 14-day average now at 2,701.

The nationwide 4-week positivity rate is 11.88%, up from the previous day. The 24-hour positivity for the day is 15.76%, up from the day before.

The number of reported active Covid-cases dropped to 35,722, down (-316) from the...

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