Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #215 / 19 October 2020

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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #215 reports 306 new PCR confirmed cases. A low of 2,245 first PCR tests were carried out in time for the bulletin deadline. The previous 14-day average is 3,521 tests.



The 24-hour positivity rate is at 13.63% and the 4-week positivity rate continues to decline and is at 12.16%, a new low. The Ministry of Public Health reports active cases are now at 20,498 cases, maintaining a downward trend.



Nevertheless, the country continues under the declaration of a National State of Emergency at least through 1 December 2020. The Ministry of Public Health is concerned that home and friends’ gatherings and increased mobility can bring virus flare-ups in other countries worldwide affected by pandemic fatigue. There continue to be sporadic spikes in Greater Santo Domingo and the provinces.



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