Of the new cases, 410 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 4,421 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.
Among the PCR cases, 394 were local transmissions and 16 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 4,225 local transmissions and 196 imported cases, respectively.
A total of 263 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with six cases in intensive care units.
Four more patients have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection, taking the death toll to 1,356, the ministry said.