Health Ministry says 668 virus cases in 24 hours, nearing record daily tally

The Health Ministry announces 668 new coronavirus cases confirmed over the past 24 hours, nearing the country’s all-time record.

One new death brings the toll to 309.

The total cases now stand at 22,400, the ministry says, including 6,084 active cases.

Of them, 47 are in serious condition, including 29 on ventilators. Another 52 are in moderate condition, and the rest have mild or no symptoms.

The ministry says 17,697 COVID-19 tests were conducted yesterday, and 11,044 tests were done today by 7 p.m.

The rate of positive results is up to 2.6% yesterday and 2.8% today.

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