Just before the announcement of new restriction measures, the health ministry reported 165 new coronavirus cases and one more death on Wednesday, that piled onto the three deaths reported earlier in the day.
According to the health ministry, Wednesday’s fourth coronavirus death involved an 89-year-old man with underlying health conditions who was being treated at the Famagusta general hospital, with doctors attributing his death to his coronavirus infection.
Total coronavirus deaths recorded in the Republic of Cyprus reached 33, involving 20 men (60%) and 13 women (40%) of an average age of 75.
Wednesday’s 165 new cases were detected after 3,291 tests were conducted, and raised total cases detected to 6,461.
59 of the new cases involved contacts, 68 were people who took the initiative to get tested, while 16 were tested at general hospitals.
Another five involved arrivals at Cyprus airports, two were detected through the program targeting school staff and students, while 15 were people who got tested either due to being part of special health groups of as a result of a referral by their GP.
The Famagusta general hospital is currently treating 57 coronavirus cases, of which six are in the ICU. Six more are receiving treatment at the Nicosia general hospital ICU, of which just two are not intubated. 10 more are receiving treatment at the hospital’s coronavirus ward.