Ministry records 40 more cases

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Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr James Fong says 40 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country in the past seven days.

In a virus update issued yesterday, he said 26 of the cases were in the Central Division, 14 in the Western Division and three in the Eastern Division. He said there were no new COVID-19 deaths to report for the same period.

“The downward trend in both the new hospital admissions and total admissions in all hospitals admitting COVID-19 patients across the country is consistent with the cases and death trends,” he said.

“The hospital admissions continue on a downward trend indicating a sustained positive response to COVID mitigation measures, population density differences, and differential vaccination rates.”

Dr Fong said 344 tests were reported for November 23 and the seven-day daily test average was 395 tests per day or 0.4 tests per 1000 population.

“With borders opening soon, we anticipate our testing numbers to increase from local and international repatriates as well as visitors entering the country.”

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