A sixth person has died from coronavirus as the nation’s cases jumped to 216 following the discovery of 46 new cases.

The ministry of health said in its situation report No. 105 on Friday: “One new death recorded, bringing to 6 the total number of COVID-19 related deaths reported – this represents a crude case fatality rate of 2.8%.

“Forty-six new cases registered – the highest reported in a single day – bringing to 216 the total number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country.”

The steep rise came as State House announced President Barrow was lifting the state of public emergency.