Health Ministry says 2,386 COVID cases, 12 deaths recorded Friday

The Health Ministry reports 2,386 new coronavirus cases were confirmed yesterday.

Along with 409 more cases since midnight, the number of infections since the pandemic began rises to 817,680.

The death toll climbs to 5,988, with 12 fatalities recorded yesterday.

The number of active cases stands at 35,593, with 626 people in serious condition, including 214 on ventilators.

Of the 84,286 tests performed yesterday, 2.9 percent came back positive.