A 69-year-old man succumbed to his coronavirus infection on Friday, raising the Republic’s death toll to 14, while nine more people tested positive.
The 69-year-old, who was being treated at the Nicosia General Hospital, suffered from underlying health conditions but his death was fully attributed to the virus.
So far, the Republic’s coronavirus death toll stands at 14, involving 10 men and four women, of an average age of 70.
The island’s infection fatality rate is currently 1.9 per 100,000 people, or 2.2 per cent, which experts described as well below the international average.
Friday’s nine new cases emerged after the processing of a bulk of 2,698 lab tests, and raised the island’s total cases to 804.
The new cases involve four employees who were tested in the framework of the round of 20,000 tests on workers still coming into contact with the public, three contacts of other known cases, and two who took the initiative to get tested at private labs.
A total of 13,553 tests have so far been completed from the total 20,000 planned for employees.
Experts speaking at the Health Ministry’s daily briefing said the number of hospitalized coronavirus patients has drastically decreased.