The country registered 25,804 more Covid-19 cases and 87 new fatalities, the highest in the fifth and current wave, during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.
The figures did not include 16,658 positive results from antigen tests over the past 24 hours. This would raise the total to 42,462.
mlThis compared with the 80 coronavirus-related fatalities and 27,071 new cases reported on Friday morning.
There were 25,778 local cases and 28 imported cases.
On Friday, 18,801 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the coronavirus.
Since the pandemic started in early 2020, there have been 3,328,973 Covid-19 cases, including 1,105,538 cases this year, with 3,947,289 complete recoveries to date.
The accumulated death toll stood at 24,162 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The highest number of Covid-related fatalities in a 24-hour period was 312 recorded on Aug 13. The highest number of cases was 27,071 on March 17.