Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #217 / 21 October 2020

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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #217 reports 425 new PCR confirmed cases. The number might well include the case of Public Health Minister Plutarco Arias. On Wednesday, 21 October 2020 it was reported he had tested positive.



3,304 first PCR tests were carried out in time for the deadline of Bulletin #217. The previous 14-day average is 3,454 tests. Covid-19 specialist at the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Eddy Perez Then says that the number of tests is low because less people are requesting the test at labs around the country.



The 24-hour positivity rate is at 12.86% and the 4-week positivity rate continues to decline and is at 12.15%, a new low. The Ministry of Public Health reports active cases are now at 20,141 cases, down from 20,498 cases, and maintaining a downward trend.



Nevertheless, the country continues under the...

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