The health ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 254 new cases on Wednesday, when 11,986 tests were conducted, raising the total to 9,453.
The fatality involved an 82-year-old man who was receiving treatment at the Limassol general hospital, and whose death was attributed to coronavirus despite suffering from underlying health conditions.
Total coronavirus deaths reached 47, involving 31 men (66%) and 16 women (34%), of an average age of 75.
Among Wednesday’s 254 new cases, 46 involved people who had tested positive to rapid tests and whose infection was confirmed through a PCR test.
An additional 35 were detected at the Klimentio nursing home in Nicosia’s Ayios Antonios area, with the majority of the cases involving elderly residents.
The health ministry said that 6,431 tests conducted on Wednesday were PCR tests, among which 208 new cases emerged, while the remaining 5,555 were rapid antigen tests, which brought 97 positive results which remain to be confirmed with a PCR test.
Regarding the positive cases that emerged through PCR tests, 53 were contacts, 77 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 17 got tested at general hospitals, and three were tested either as part of special health groups or upon the referral of their GP.
The program testing workers falling under exception categories to the Limassol and Paphos travel bans detected 12 cases in Limassol, one in Paphos, two in Larnaca, and six in Nicosia.
An additional two new cases involved arrivals to Cyprus airports.
Cyprus hospitals are currently treating a total of 107 coronavirus patients, 62 of which are at the Famagusta general hospital, three of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 27 patients, 15 of which are in the ICU where 13 are intubated. 16 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital, while two more at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.