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25 January, 2021
 
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Two coronavirus fatalities, 348 new cases

The coronavirus death toll increased to 54 and total cases detected jumped to 11,523

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Cyprus health authorities announced two coronavirus fatalities and 348 new cases on Thursday, raising the coronavirus death toll to 54 and total cases detected to 11,523.

The two deaths involved a woman and a man both aged 87, and both of whom suffered from underlying health conditions.

Meanwhile, 9,923 tests were conducted on Thursday, 3,525 of which were PCR tests and the remainder rapid antigen tests.

Among the 348 cases detected on Thursday, 99 were people who had previously tested positive to rapid tests, and whose infection was confirmed by a PCR test.

Of the 249 cases detected through PCR tests, 75 were contacts, 85 were people who took the initiative to get tested, 29 were people who got tested at general hospitals, and 60 were detected through the program targeting nursing homes.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating a total of 124 coronavirus patients, 64 of which are at the Famagusta general hospital, with five in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 23 patients, 14 of which are in the ICU where 12 are intubated. 25 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital, while seven more are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia. An additional five coronavirus patients are at the Athalassa mental hospital.

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