With a positivity rate of 0.63 per cent, the 176 new cases are a significant uptick compared to previous days and weeks where daily cases have been relatively stable at 100-120.
There are currently 78 Covid-19 patients of whom 25 are in serious condition. Of the 25, eleven are intubated and five are in ICUs without respirators while nine are in a high dependency unit.
As for the cases, the 176 positives were identified via 27,762 tests of which 2,085 were PCR tests.
The breakdown is as...