In the first seven days of June, a total of 82 Covid-19 patients succumbed to the virus.
As a comparison, for the first 7 days in May- the deadliest month in the pandemic to date- 25 patients died.
The Health Ministry reported an additional 12 fatalities in its Monday update, in addition to 389 new cases.
The new cases reported on Monday are from samples taken between June 1st- June 6th.
A total of 304 people recovered from the virus over the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, there are 453 in the parallel healthcare system, with 8,984 others in isolation.
A total of 123,016 people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 with one dose, while another 2,328 have been fully inoculated with two shots.
Members of the public are reminded that they must adhere to the ‘New Normal’ recommendations and take the following personal health measures to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19:
–Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when you go out in public
–Keep your distance from others (6 feet)
–Stay home if you are ill
–Clean then sanitize surfaces (e.g. tabletops, door knobs and cell phones)
–Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
-Cough into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow
-Avoid touching your face
If you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID19, please call the hotline 877-WELL or 800- WELL (9355) for further guidance. If the person is severely ill, call the 811 (emergency hotline) or call ahead to the Accident and Emergency Department of your nearest hospital for help and go in immediately.