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18 October, 2021
 
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Health Ministry announces two deaths, 126 new cases

Despite the improving epidemiological picture in terms of daily new cases and numbers of patients, information points to a very gradual relaxation of measures

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The Health Ministry on Wednesday announced two coronavirus fatalities and 126 new cases, raising the death toll to 188 and total cases detected so far to 30,143.

The fatalities involved two men, aged 60 and 69, with the 69-year-old not suffering from underlying health conditions, according to the Ministry.

The new cases emerged after 12,805 tests were conducted. Of the 126 new cases, 79 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test.

The remaining 25 were contacts, one was an airport arrival, nine were people who took the initiative to get tested, 11 were people who got tested at general hospitals, while two were tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of special health groups.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 164 coronavirus patients, 52 of which are in critical condition.

50 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, four of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 61 patients, 36 of which are in the ICU. 51 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where six are in the ICU, while an additional two are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.

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