The Ministry of Health on February 17 reported the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this year – 1,301 after performing 4,235 tests. The number of infections now stands at 172,815 and 9,779 of them are active, IPN reports.
Nineteen new deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported today. The victims are men and women aged between 58 and 90. The death toll now rose to 3,697.
Of the 3,061 patients with COVID-19 who are now in hospitals, 284 are in a very serious state and 63 were put on a ventilator.
As many as 4,934 persons with mild and moderate forms of COVID-19 are receiving treatment at home, while 15,260 persons are quarantining.