The health ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 182 new cases on Monday, when 7,551 tests were conducted and total cases detected so far in the Republic of Cyprus jumped to 10,565.
Monday’s coronavirus fatality involved a 72-year-old man who was being treated at the Nicosia general hospital ICU. The coronavirus death toll currently stands at 49, with the figure including 33 men (67%) and 16 women (33%) of an average age of 75 years.
Of the 182 new coronavirus cases detected, 79 involved people who had previously tested positive to rapid tests and whose infection was confirmed by a PCR test.
The remaining 103 new cases emerged through PCR tests, which consisted of just 2,461 of the total 7,551 tests that were conducted on Monday.
The new cases included 59 contacts, 14 people who took the initiative to get tested, two arrivals to Cyprus airports, 16 people who got tested at general hospitals, and one who was 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 13 cases in Limassol, two in Larnaca, one in Paphos, one in Larnaca, and seven in Nicosia.
Additionally, the 5,090 rapid antigen tests conducted on Monday brought 125 positive results, which must still be confirmed by PCR tests.
Cyprus hospitals are currently treating a total of 127 coronavirus patients, 69 of which are at the Famagusta general hospital, with four in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 25 patients, 14 of which are in the ICU where 12 are intubated. 26 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital, while seven more are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.