Number of new coronavirus cases edges lower

There’s been a new further drop in the average number of daily coronavirus cases.  On average 437 new cases were diagnosed each day during the seven-day observation period from 20 to 26 August. The figure is down 15% on the previous week.

The number of hospitalisations is down too: on average 15 patients were hospitalised each day during the past week.  A week earlier the figure stood at 26.  Deaths too are falling with an average daily death toll of 4.

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