The health ministry announced 5,244 new Covid-19 infections but no deaths after 139,334 tests, a positivity rate of 3.76 per cent, the ministry said on Friday. In a statement, the ministry said 230 people were being treated in hospital, 81 in serious condition.
The number of deaths from the virus remains 650, while infections since March 2020 stand at 197,401. Seventy-seven per cent of hospitalised patients are not vaccinated.
Of the 81 people in serious condition, 28 were on ventilators, five in ICUs but off ventilators, and 48 in high dependency units.
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