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06 March, 2021
 
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Health Ministry announces one death, 466 new cases

As Cyprus readies to enter a second total lockdown, hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to rise by the day

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The Health Ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 466 new cases, raising the death toll to 141 and total cases to 26,674.

The fatality involved a 93-year-old man who suffered from underlying health conditions, but whose death was fully attributed to the virus.

The new cases emerged after 12,831 tests were conducted. Of the 427 new cases, 216 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test, 84 of which were detected in Limassol, 47 in Larnaca, 64 in Nicosia, six in Paphos, 11 in Famagusta, while four were detected at a Nicosia nursing home.

The remaining 171 were contacts, four were arrivals to Cyprus airports, 44 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 23 were people who got tested at general hospitals, one was a person who got tested upon the suggestion of their GP or as part of special health groups, two more were detected through the program of repeat tests on arrivals from the UK on the seventh day of their mandatory isolation in local hotels, while another five were detected through the program testing members of the Cyprus basketball and volleyball federations.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 198 patients, 52 of which are in critical condition.

71 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, six of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 75 patients, 34 of which are in the ICU. 50 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where seven are in the ICU, while an additional two are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.

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