1,560 new coronavirus cases over past 24 hours; overall death toll nears 8,000

The Health Ministry publishes data showing that 1,560 new coronavirus cases were identified nationwide over the past day

The rate of positive tests was 1.6 percent, out of nearly 100,000 administered.

The number of serious cases was 382, including 166 on ventilators.

The death toll since the beginning of the pandemic is nearing 8,000, reaching 7,983.

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