Health Ministry reports 27 COVID-19 deaths as active cases drop

The Health Ministry releases update coronavirus figures, showing the number of active cases continued to sharply drop today as the country nears control of the second virus wave after weeks of lockdown.

While active cases were at 19,344 this morning, that has dropped now to 17,869.

The death toll has risen by 27 since this morning. It is now 2,319.

There have been 577 COVID-19 cases confirmed since midnight, with a positive test rate of 2.7%, the same as yesterday.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic has reached 308,166. There are 580 patients in serious condition, including 227 on ventilators. Another 161 are in moderate condition and the rest have mild or no symptoms.