Another 5,643 virus cases diagnosed since midnight

The Health Ministry says another 5,643 coronavirus cases have been diagnosed since midnight, bringing the number of active cases to 59,376.

Yesterday, 8,368 cases were recorded and 7.4% of tests returned positive, the highest rate in months.

According to the ministry, there are 828 people in serious condition, 204 of them on ventilators. Another 253 are in moderate condition, with the rest displaying mild or no symptoms. The death toll stands at 3,489.