He also reported that another 77 Covid-19 related deaths had been reported. Of these, 16 occurred in the past 48 hours. It now means that 20,153 fatalities have been confirmed.
There have also been 692,177 confirmed recoveries, at a recovery rate of 92.7%.
The figures are based on 5,086,887 total tests, of which 23,430 were done in the most recent 24-hour cycle.