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Health Ministry says there have been 36 COVID deaths since this morning

The Health Ministry adds 36 COVID-19 deaths to the toll published this morning, with the total toll of the pandemic reaching 6,668.

Meanwhile, active cases are down to 47,675 and serious cases remain almost unchanged at 525.

There have been 2,970 cases diagnosed so far today.

Channel 12 news says the basic reproduction number (representing the average number of people each virus carrier infects) has started slightly decreasing — especially among the vaccinated and especially among those aged 60 and up — in a somewhat encouraging sign that the outbreak is starting to slow down.

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