1,377 new cases diagnosed Sunday, Health Ministry says

In its evening coronavirus roundup, the Health Ministry says that 1,377 new cases were diagnosed yesterday, a marked drop over last week, though Sunday’s numbers tend to be lower, due to reduced testing levels over the weekend.

The new cases bring the total number of diagnosed patients since the start of the outbreak to 820,789.

There were 603 serious cases, 217 of whom were being ventilated.

The death toll stood at 6,029 after surpassing 6,000 a day earlier.

The percentage of positive tests continued its decline — 2.9 percent out of 58,495 tests conducted — as did the basic reproduction number, which stood at 0.76%.

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