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Health Ministry announces five deaths, 162 new cases

While coronavirus cases are showing a noticeable drop, the virus continues to attack vulnerable groups and hospital admissions remain high at 199


The Health Ministry on Thursday announced five coronavirus fatalities and 162 new cases, raising the death toll to 175 and total cases to 29,130.

The fatalities involved three men, aged 79, 89, and 91, and two women, aged 88 and 92, all of whom suffered from underlying health conditions.

The new cases emerged after 9,384 tests were conducted. Of the 162 new cases, 80 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test.

The remaining 43 were contacts, six were arrivals to Cyprus airports, 18 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 13 were people who got tested at general hospitals, one was tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of special health groups, one more was detected through the program of repeat tests on arrivals from the UK on the seventh day of their mandatory isolation in local hotels.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 199 patients, 55 of which are in critical condition.

64 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, eight of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 77 patients, 38 of which are in the ICU. 52 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where eight are in the ICU, while an additional six are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.

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