20 May 2024

Covid-19 update: 6146 cases, 19 further deaths

3:29 pm on 20 May 2024
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There have been 6146 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the past week, and 19 further deaths attributed to the virus.

This was a substantial increase on the number of Covid-19 cases reported - almost double that of last week's figure of 3922 new cases.

There were 242 cases in hospital as of midnight on Sunday, the Ministry of Health said.

The seven-day rolling average of cases was 762. Of the total new cases in the past week, 3916 were reinfections.

Last week, the ministry reported 3922 new cases of the virus and 13 further deaths.

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