The country recorded another COVID-19 related death for the second consecutive day yesterday, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 59, according to a statement provided by the Ministry of Health. No details on the latest fatality were included.
Meanwhile, 18 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country yesterday.
The new cases, comprising eight local and 10 imported, were detected after 3,014 laboratory tests carried out in the last 24 hours. This marked the infection rate at 0.6 per cent.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 15,550. Six cases have recovered, bringing the number of active cases in the country to 111. The bed occupancy rate at isolation centres nationwide is at 2.6 per cent.
As of January 6, 93.5 per cent of the population have received two doses of the vaccine and 25 per cent received the booster shots.