Another 166 deaths reported as well, the highest since 1 May


From what we have learned during the first wave, it may take up to two weeks (or more) for the virus situation to start turning the corner. We're only five days into the introduction of 'lockdown light' so let's see how things go in the next ten days or so.

The number of active cases across the country was around 195,000 yesterday so the latest update here should tip the figure to over 200,000.

The record pace of increase in cases is also starting to lead to a higher death count, with more and more coronavirus patients needing intensive care as well.

The figure on that front increased by 107 yesterday to 2,653 patients - more than double the 1,030 patients from two weeks ago (22/10).