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Virus death toll rises by 12 — ministry

The Health Ministry reports that the death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 2,877, adding 12 fatalities since this morning.

The new deaths come after two days in which only a single death was reported.

The ministry also revises its tally for Monday up slightly, reporting that 1,244 new cases were found. So far Tuesday, there have been 789 new cases, though preliminary figures show only 1.8% of tests came back positive, which would be the lowest rate in a week.

The number of active cases continues to rise, hitting 10,707, a day after crossing the 10,000 threshold for the first time in a month.

The ministry says 264 patients are in serious condition, including 84 people on ventilators.

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