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Health Ministry announces two death, 622 cases

Among the fatalities was a 44-year-old woman, who the Health Ministry said suffered from underlying health conditions


The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 622 cases on Thursday, raising the death toll to 268 and total cases detected so far to 49,988.

The fatalities involved a 44-year-old woman and a 91-year-old woman. The 44-year-old suffered from underlying health conditions, while the 91-year-old had gotten both vaccine doses but also suffered from underlying conditions.

A total of 47,547 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1.31%.

126 of the new cases were contacts, two were airport arrivals, 114 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 15 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 30 more got tested via antigen rapid test at private labs and pharmacies.

Among new cases, 334 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A total of 95 were detected in Limassol, 123 in Nicosia, while 57 tested positive in Larnaca, 19 in Paphos, and 14 in Famagusta. 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 involved school staff or students, while an additional one involved a resident of a closed center.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 207 coronavirus patients, of which 52 are in critical condition.

60 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, five of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 67 patients, 30 of which are in the ICU. 46 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where seven are in the ICU, 13 are in Larnaca, 20 are in Paphos, while one is at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

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