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Health Ministry announces two deaths, 529 cases

Among the fatalities was a 42-year-old man


The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 529 cases on Wednesday, raising the death toll to 266 and total cases detected so far to 49,366.

The fatalities involved a 42-year-old man and an 83-year-old woman. The man suffered from a serious heart condition, while the woman had gotten her first vaccine dose but also suffered from underlying conditions.

A total of 47,181 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1.12%.

132 of the new cases were contacts, two were airport arrivals, 98 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 10 were tested at a general hospital, while two were tested either upon the referral of their GP or as part of a special health group.

Among new cases, 285 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A total of 86 were detected in Limassol, 79 in Nicosia, while 53 tested positive in Larnaca, 22 in Paphos, and 17 in Famagusta. One more was detected at a Limassol nursing home. Another two were detected at the Dali industrial area, and another one at the Ipsonas industrial area. 23 more involved school staff or students, while an additional one involved a member of the National Guard.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 210 coronavirus patients, of which 48 are in critical condition.

68 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, six of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 64 patients, 26 of which are in the ICU. 50 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where nine are in the ICU, 11 are in Larnaca, 16 are in Paphos, while one is at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.

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