This is the highest number of new infections in a single day, with the previous record having been registered on 6 January, when there were 9,058 new infections.
The number of active cases in the country currently stands at 53,051. Among them are 1,822 infected persons receiving hospital treatment, including 220 who are on ventilators, and 22,474 persons are self-isolating.
A total of 3,921,868 people have been tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to date, including 21,301 in the last 24 hours.
Since 25 February 2020, when the first case was confirmed in the country, 785,033 people have been registered as having contracted the new virus, of whom 12,983 have died.
A total of 718,999 people have recovered, including 3,644 in the last 24 hours.
Fifty-six percent of the total population has been vaccinated against coronavirus or 66.69% of adults.
To date, 2,272,722 people have been vaccinated with at least one dose and 2,171,126 have been fully vaccinated, which is 63.87% of the adult population.