The Health Ministry announced six coronavirus fatalities and 227 new cases, raising the death toll to 163 and total cases to 28,124.
The fatalities involved five women, aged 28, 77, 85, 89, and 91, and a 78-year-old man, all of whom suffered from underlying health conditions.
So far, 107 men (66%) and 56 women (34%) have succumbed to the virus.
The new cases emerged after 13,298 tests were conducted. Of the 227 new cases, 111 involved people who tested positive to a rapid test, 31 of which were detected in Limassol, 23 in Larnaca, 28 in Nicosia, three in Paphos, seven in Famagusta, while four were detected at a Nicosia nursing home, one in a Limassol nursing home, and five in a Larnaca nursing home. One more was detected among rapid tests targeting the public sector, while the rapid tests at industrial areas detected two in Limassol, three in Ipsonas, and two in Dali.
The remaining 63 were contacts, 30 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 22 were people who got tested at general hospitals, and one more was detected through the program of repeat tests on arrivals from the UK on the seventh day of their mandatory isolation in local hotels.
Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 198 patients, 59 of which are in critical condition.
58 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, six of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 76 patients, 36 of which are in the ICU. 60 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital where eight are in the ICU, while an additional four are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.