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Health Ministry announces one death, 475 cases

Among new cases, 250 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test, with a majority of 129 detected in Limassol


The Health Ministry announced 475 coronavirus cases and one fatality on Tuesday, raising total cases detected so far to 40,344 and the death toll to 241.

The fatality involved a 73-year-old man who suffered from underlying health conditions.

A total of 47,884 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 0.99%.

163 of the new cases were primary contacts, 10 were airport arrivals, 28 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 11 were tested at a general hospital, three were tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of special health groups, while 10 were tested via rapid test at private labs.

Among new cases, 250 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A majority of 129 were detected in Limassol after 11,207 tests were conducted (positivity rate of 1.15%), followed by Nicosia where 66 people tested positive after 14,080 tests (0.47%), while 21 tested positive in Larnaca (0.36%), 13 in Paphos (0.45%), and nine in Famagusta (0.49%). Three more were detected at the Limassol industrial area, another at that of Ergates, and one more at that of Strovolos. Three more were detected among the national guard, three more in education, and one was detected at a special school.

Another seven involved businesses, one more was detected among the National Guard, while nine more were detected among school staff and students.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 221 coronavirus patients, of which 42 are in critical condition.

71 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, five of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 66 patients, 23 of which are in the ICU. 59 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where seven are in the ICU, while seven are at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

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