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05 February, 2023
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Health Ministry announces two deaths, 559 cases

A total of 49,383 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1.13%, while Nicosia is beginning to take the reins from Limassol as regards the number of positive rapid tests


The Health Ministry announced two coronavirus fatalities and 559 cases on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 264 and total cases detected so far to 48,837.

The fatalities involved a 62-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman, both of whom suffered from underlying conditions. The Health Ministry said the man had a vaccination history but the woman did not.

A total of 49,383 tests were conducted, marking a positivity rate of 1.13%.

104 of the new cases were primary contacts, three were airport arrivals, 10 were detected in the framework of the repeat checks conducted on UK arrivals upon their seventh day of mandatory isolation in local hotels, 140 were people who took the initiative to get tested, four 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 15 were tested via rapid test at private labs and pharmacies.

Among new cases, 280 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test. A total of 67 were detected in Limassol, 104 in Nicosia, while 47 tested positive in Larnaca, 14 in Paphos, and six in Famagusta. One more was detected at a Limassol nursing home, while another was found at a Paphos nursing home. Another two were detected at a Paphos nursing home, while 40 more involved school staff or students.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 205 coronavirus patients, of which 46 are in critical condition.

60 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, six of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 63 patients, 28 of which are in the ICU. 49 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where six are in the ICU, 11 are in Larnaca, 19 are in Paphos, while three are at the Makarios hospital in Nicosia.


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