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Health Ministry reports 2,815 new virus infections on Friday; 3.7% of tests positive

The Health Ministry says 2,815 new coronavirus cases were confirmed yesterday, which along with another 1,064, brings the total number of infections since the pandemic began to 372,401.

The death toll rises to 3,070.

Of the 23,917 active cases, 445 people are in serious condition, including 109 on ventilators. Another 144 are in moderate condition and the rest have mild or no symptoms.

The ministry says 75,232 tests were performed yesterday, with 3.7 percent coming back positive. So far today, 39,637 tests have been conducted, of which 2.7% were positive. Testing rates typically drop on the weekend.

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