Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #196/30 September 2020

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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #196 reports 519 confirmed cases, up from 309 cases for the previous bulletin. The increase in PCR confirmed cases led the 24-hour positivity rate to rise to 14.44%, up from 9.15%. The 4-week positivity rate declined to 12.67%, a record low. The 4-week positivity rate was at 31% at the change of government on 16 August 2020.



Still, the Ministry of Public Health reports 22,415 active cases, down 60 cases compared to the previous day. Yet for the first time in more than a week, the number of confirmed PCR cases has gone over the 500 case mark. There was a spike in cases in Espaillat (Moca) with 90 new cases, and the National District with 75 cases. This also can be attributed to an increase in contact tracing efforts as the health authorities strive to catch cases early on.



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