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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2021. 5:25 pm CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: The number of active cases of COVID-19 has risen from 718 (reported yesterday) to 771, as the country experiences what healthcare professionals are calling a “third wave” of outbreaks.

The latest data produced by the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) notes that, apart from 771 active cases, there are also 287 suspected cases under investigation.

The ministry also reports that there are currently 11 patients hospitalized in standard COVID-19 hospital units, and four patients receiving critical care in the intensive care unit (ICU).

There have also been 41 new patients who have recovered from infection.


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