The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #260 reports 671 new PCR confirmed cases. The 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases is 700.
Labs carried out 5,731 first PCR tests in time for the Thursday, 3 December 2020 report deadline. The 14-day average is 4,807. The country can process 10,000 PCR tests a day.
The 4-week positivity rate is 12.53%, down slightly. The 24-hour positivity is 11.71%, down from the previous day. The number of reported active cases is up again, this time to 28,168.
The Dominican Republic continues under a National State of Emergency through 15 January 2021. The Ministry of Public Health is concerned that home and friends’ gatherings and increased mobility may lead to the same virus flare-ups that have affected other countries worldwide.
The good weather year-round allows for people to gather outside...
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