The public health authorities recorded 349 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Public Health said.

Deputy Public Health Minister Wahid Majroh told reporters that the authorities tested 1,113 people for coronavirus across the country in the past 24 hours.

Majroh further added that the tests of 349 people returned as positive which increased the total number of positive cases to 6,402 since the outbreak of the virus.

According to Majroh, at least 15 people also lost their lives during the same period and 32 others recovered.

He also added that the virus has so far killed 168 people across the country while 777 others have recovered.

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