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Serious COVID cases drop; key figure shows outbreak at lowest point in 4 months

The Health Ministry says that 3,208 coronavirus cases were identified in the country yesterday, with 4.26 percent of tests giving a positive result. There are 57,724 active COVID-19 cases, continuing a general downward trend in morbidity.

Serious cases are down by some 40 compared to yesterday, at 671, but the number of patients on ventilators is up by 7, reaching 222.

The basic reproduction number — a key epidemiological benchmark representing the average number of people each virus carrier infects — is 0.77, reaching its lowest point in over four months, meaning the outbreak is increasingly waning.

The death toll has grown by 35 since yesterday morning, and reaches 7,684.

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