Coronavirus Covid-19 Bulletin #305/ 17 January 2021

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The Ministry of Public Health’s Epidemiology Department Coronavirus Bulletin #305 reports 1,848 new PCR cases for the Sunday, 17 January 2021 deadline, a new one-day high. This compares to the 7-day nationwide average for PCR confirmed cases that is 1,669. The past seven days have been a record week since the start of the new administration in August 2020.



Labs carried out 6,967 first PCR tests. The number of tests compares with the 14-day average, a low 5,359. The country can process 14,000 PCR tests a day. The government says sufficient PCR tests are available. Nevertheless, private lab capacity is pressed by the increased demand for tests from the public.



The 4-week positivity rate is 22.12%, continuing the upward trend reflecting the increase in cases following the Christmas holidays. The 24-hour positivity for the day is 26.53%. The number of reported active cases is...

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