The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country has risen to 296,516 following the detection of 1,666 patients yesterday.
Among yesterday’s cases 1,656 were linked to the New Year COVID-19 cluster.
10 persons who arrived in the country recently from overseas also tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday.
The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health said 24,860 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.
Yesterday, 937 persons who recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 267,602.
1,237 suspected COVID-19 cases are also under medical observation at present.
45 COVID-19 related fatalities were also confirmed yesterday, raising the death toll to 4,099.