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17 October, 2021
 
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Health Ministry announces one death, 528 cases

The fatality involved a 62-year-old man without a vaccination history, while Monday's positivity rate stood at 0.91%

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The Health Ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 528 cases on Monday, raising the death toll to 273 and total cases detected so far to 52,033.

The fatality involved a 62-year-old man without a vaccination history.

A total of 58,097 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 0,91%.

98 of the new cases were contacts, eight were airport arrivals, 76 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 22 were tested at a general hospital, three were tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of a special health group, while six more got tested via antigen rapid test at private labs and pharmacies.

Among new cases, 315 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A total of 75 were detected in Limassol, 106 in Nicosia, while 52 tested positive in Larnaca, 28 in Paphos, and 14 in Famagusta. Three were detected at the Strovolos industrial area, three were athletes, another 26 involved school staff or students, one more was detected at a special school, while seven more involved members of the National Guard.

Two more were detected at a Nicosia nursing home, while one more was detected at a Paphos nursing home. Another three were detected at the Ayios Athanasios industrial area. 19 more, while an additional one involved a resident of a closed center.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 225 coronavirus patients, of which 56 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 71 patients, 33 of which are in the ICU. 53 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where six are in the ICU, 11 are in Larnaca, 17 are in Paphos, while three are at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

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