Number of seriously ill COVID patients continues to rise

According to updated COVID-19 figures published by the Health Ministry, the number of seriously ill patients has risen to 53.

A total of 756 new cases were diagnosed over Tuesday, with an additional 519 by this afternoon, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of active cases rose to 5,220, and the death toll since the start of the pandemic stood at 6,441.

Of the 62,202 tests performed Tuesday, 1.38% came back positive.

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