- The number of people each sick person now infects – known as the reproduction rate, or R – had risen to 1.1. A value above 1 indicates the number of infections is growing.
- The confirmed number of new coronavirus cases increased by a daily 667 to 169,218.
- Daily death toll rose by 26 to 7,395.
- “It is too early to infer whether the number of new infections will continue to decrease as in the past weeks or increase again.”