Five more people—two elderly men, two elderly women and one middle-aged man—have lost their lives to COVID-19, the Ministry of Health reported yesterday.
In its latest update, the ministry noted that of the four people who had succumbed, four had multiple comorbidities while one person had only one comorbidity, including diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, dementia, a history of strokes, multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells), osteoarthritis (most common form of arthritis) and dystonia (a movement disorder in which the muscles contract involuntarily, causing repetitive or twisting movements).
Their deaths pushed the death toll to 3,567 people so far.
In addition, there were 564 new positive cases based on samples taken between February 15 and 19, which took the total active cases to 21,012.
The ministry also notes that overall, some 123,721 people have had COVID-19 since pandemic tracking began in March 2020.
Currently, some 700,294 people in the country are also fully vaccinated having completed either a one-dose or two-dose regimen for a COVID-19 vaccine.