The daily caseload from a resurgence of the coronavirus continued to rise with 521 new coronavirus cases diagnosed on Tuesday for the second day in the row, with those two days being the only days that the figure was above 500 in recent months.
Health Ministry figures released Wednesday showed that the number of serious cases had risen to 40, up by two from the day before, which was already the highest number since May.
There are 3,274 active virus cases in the country, the Health Ministry data showed, while the death toll remained steady at 6,429.
The so-called coronavirus cabinet, a narrow forum of ministers tasked with forming virus policy, convened to discuss reintroducing some restrictions in order to curb the recent surge in cases after a meeting the night before ended without any decisions.
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