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Cyprus reports four deaths, 238 new coronavirus cases, 133 patients hospitalised
According to the Ministry of Health, four more people have died from COVID 19 today in Cyprus, bringing the total number of deaths to 512 (331 men, 181 women).
Meanwhile, 133 patients are receiving treatment in hospitals, 44 of whom are in serious condition. Of those hospitalized, 81.96% are not vaccinated.
In addition, there are 16 post-COVID patients who are still in ICUs being intubated.
In the last 24 hours 59,969 tests have been carried out and 238 new coronavirus infections were diagnosed. The positivity rate stands at 0.40%.
Since the pandemic broke out there have been 116,326 cases in Cyprus.
The four people who passed away were all men, 85, 43, 73 and 85 years old. The median age of the deceased since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis is 76.4 years old.
Out of the 44 patients who are in a critical condition, 16 are being intubated.
Of all the patients being treated, 24 are in the Famagusta General Hospital, 22 in the Nicosia General Hospital, 39 in the Limassol General Hospital, 7 in the Larnaka General Hospital, 17 in the Pafos General Hospital and 2 more patients are in the Makario Hospital in Nicosia.
The 59,969 laboratory tests were done with the PCR method (6,350) and the antigen rapid test method (53,619). 238 new infections were detected as follows: 8 from samples taken at airports, 58 from private tests, 11 from samples taken at the Microbiology Labs of the General Hospitals, 121 from antigen rapid tests done in private laboratories and pharmacies and 40 from antigen rapid testing done through the Ministry of Health programme. No cases were found after 5 tests were done in closed structures.