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16 May, 2021
 
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Two more coronavirus deaths, 363 cases

The deaths raised the coronavirus death toll to 70, while total cases reached 13,649

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Cyprus health authorities announced two more coronavirus fatalities and 363 new cases on Wednesday.

The coronavirus fatalities involved two men aged 79 and 89, who were both receiving treatment at the Famagusta general hospital.

The deaths raised the coronavirus death toll to 70, involving 46 men and 24 women of an average age of 77.

Wednesday saw 12,253 tests conducted, of which 3,829 were PCR tests and the remaining 8,424 were rapid tests.

Among the 363 new cases detected Wednesday were 111 onfirmations of positive rapid test results. The new cases raised the total to 13,649.

The new cases involved 89 contacts, six arrivals to Cyprus airports, 133 people who took the initiative to get tested, two people who got tested at general hospitals, and three people tested either as part of special health groups or upon the suggestion of their GP.

An additional nine positive cases were tested as part of the round of tests targeting nursing homes. Two were from the Ayios Antonios nursing home in Nicosia, while the remaining seven were from a nursing home in Peristerona.

Cyprus hospitals are currently treating 116 coronavirus patients, of which 23 are in critical condition.

61 patients are in the Famagusta general hospital, four of which are in the ICU. The Nicosia general hospital is also treating 27 patients, 15 of which are in the ICU where 12 are intubated. 23 more coronavirus patients are at the Limassol general hospital, four of which are in the ICU. Five more are at the Makario hospital in Nicosia.

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