Number of COVID patients in serious condition falls below 550

The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition furthers drops to 549, the lowest it has been since December 24.

The number of active cases stands at 22,028, with 865 people hospitalized with COVID-19 complications. There have been 825,420 infections since the pandemic began, including 1,517 diagnosed since midnight.

The death toll rises to 6,069, with 12 fatalities yesterday and five so far today.

The Health Ministry says 80,039 tests were performed yesterday, 2 percent of which came back positive.

It also says 5,164,853 have received at least one vaccine dose and 4,444,913 are fully vaccinated.

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