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17 October, 2021
 
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Health Ministry announces one death, 619 cases

The fatality involved a 69-year-old man without a vaccination history, while Tuesday's positivity rate stood at 1.21%

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The Health Ministry announced one coronavirus fatality and 619 cases on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 274 and total cases detected so far to 52,652.

The fatality involved a 69-year-old man without a vaccination history.

A total of 51,256 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1.21%.

114 of the new cases were contacts, three were airport arrivals, 148 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 14 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 33 more got tested via antigen rapid test at private labs and pharmacies.

Among new cases, 306 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A total of 94 were detected in Nicosia, 85 in Limassol, while 66 tested positive in Larnaca, 16 in Paphos, and 12 in Famagusta. Two were detected at a Nicosia nursing home. Four more were detected at the Ergates industrial area, while another one was detected at the Aradippou industrial area. Another one was an athlete, 22 involved school staff or students, and three were National Guard members.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 228 coronavirus patients, of which 63 are in critical condition.

70 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, five of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 72 patients, 38 of which are in the ICU. 54 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where eight are in the ICU, 13 are in Larnaca, 18 are in Paphos, while one is at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

 

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