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NCDC: Weekly average of COVID-19 cases goes down
The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a decrease in the weekly average of COVID-19 infections, as it totaled an average of 56 cases per day. The percentage of positive cases went down to 20% by the end of last week.
NCDC reported on its weekly epidemiological situation of COVID-19 that its corona death monitoring centers recorded two deaths between August 12 and 18, with the death rate index stabilizing at the range of 1.33%.
In a related matter, NCDC confirmed that the current wave of Coronavirus has receded, as the geographical areas recording cases have shrunk to only 9 regions.
However, the Center pointed out that failure to record any cases in some regions does not reflect the true epidemiological picture in the regions, as this could be due to failure to report cases.