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29 November, 2021
 
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Health Ministry announces one death, 431 cases

A total of 43,177 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1%

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The Health Ministry announced 431 coronavirus cases and one fatality on Thursday, raising total cases detected so far to 38,496 and the death toll to 236.

The fatality involved an 81-year-old woman who suffered from underlying health conditions.

A total of 43,177 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1%.

128 of the new cases were primary contacts, two were airport arrivals, 64 were people who took the initiative to get tested, eight were tested at a general hospital, one was tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of a special health group, while 16 were tested via rapid test at private labs.

Among new cases, 212 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A majority of 142 were detected in Limassol after 8,579 tests were conducted (positivity rate of 1.66%), followed by Nicosia where 37 people tested positive after 10,910 tests (0.34%), while nine tested positive in Larnaca (0.19%), seven in Paphos (0.28%), and four in Famagusta (0.31%). Another was detected at a Nicosia nursing home, four more tested positive at the Ayios Athanasios industrial area, two more were detected among the National Guard, while six more were detected among school staff and students.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 185 coronavirus patients, of which 36 are in critical condition.

70 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, six of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 47 patients, 20 of which are in the ICU. 63 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where seven are in the ICU, while five are at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

 

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