The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #416 reports 948 new PCR cases for the Saturday, 8 May 2021 deadline. The cases reported compares to the 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases that is 587.
As per Bulletin #416, with the deadline of 8 May 2021, the Ministry of Public Health has registered 271,548 confirmed cases since the first case on 1 March 2020. Labs carried out 6,736 first PCR tests. The number of PCR tests compares with the 14-day average now at 3,446.
The nationwide 4-week positivity rate is 11.49%, similar to the previous day. The 24-hour positivity for the day is 14.07%, down from the previous day.
The number of reported active Covid-cases dropped to 36,371, down (-375) from the previous 24 hours.
The nation is immersed in a nationwide vaccination drive as batches of vaccines are received from abroad. The...