1,525 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, Health Ministry reports

Health Ministry coronavirus figures released Friday evening showed that 1,525 new cases had been confirmed in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 91,080.

The updates numbers were released hours after ministers voted to further expand restrictions on crowding in both indoor and outdoor spaces in an effort to curb the unremitting infection rate.

Of the 91,080, 23,450 were active cases — a drop of 733 cases from 24 hours earlier.

The death toll grew to 665 — eight more since Friday morning and 14 more since Thursday night.

The number of serious cases was at 375, down by two from Friday morning. Of them, 108 were on ventilators.

Another 158 patients were in moderate condition, and the rest had mild or no symptoms.

The ministry said 28,871 coronavirus test results came back Thursday, of which 5.9 percent were positive. The sharee of positive results has steadily declined over the past week, after it rose to 9.3% on August 8.