The city confirmed 986 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, with just one of them imported. The official tally stands at 18,794 cases.
About 800 preliminary-positive infections were also reported.
Health authorities also announced that an unvaccinated chronically ill 94-year-old woman with the Omicron variant died on Thursday afternoon, the third fatality in the fifth wave. A total of 216 Covid-related deaths have been recorded since the pandemic began.
Three patients, including two who tested preliminary-positive, are critically ill, while six others are in a serious condition.
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