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COVID-19

Another person has died of COVID-19, taking the toll up to 139.

The Ministry of Health, however, said there were no new cases from samples collected between February 16 and 18.

According to its update, the recent death was an elderly male with multiple comorbidities.

The number of people to recover from an infection increased to 7,384 after the ministry released 10 people from its care; two people were discharged from public health facilities while eight people were released from home self-isolation.

These recoveries and recent death brought the number of active infections down to 143. There were 16 people in hospitals, 125 people in home self-isolation and two people in step down facilities. There were 279 people in state-quarantine facilities.