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Coronavirus: 111 cases on Monday, record 85 patients in hospital (updated)

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The Health Ministry announced 111 new coronavirus cases from 2111 tests on Monday, as the number of patients in hospital rose to a record 85 and the total number of cases since the start of the outbreak surged above 6000.

The ministry said the number of tests is clearly lower because of the weekend when some labs are closed.

Of the 2111 tests, 968 were carried out as part of checks on passengers with nine testing positive.

This means that the remaining 102 cases were detected from 1143 tests, which gives a ratio of one to 11.

There were 336 tests from contacts of previously confirmed cases with 42 testing positive, a ratio of one to eight which remains similar to that of previous days.

Another 39 tested positive from 354 tests carried out by private initiative, and 15 from 243 tests at hospital labs. Finally, six cases were detected from 210 tests from referrals from personal doctors and checks of special groups.

Today’s results bring the total number of cases to 6,098.

A record number of 85 Covid-19 patients are in hospital, 68 at Famagusta Hospital which is the referral hospital of whom five in the high dependency unit, seven in the ICU of Nicosia Hospital, one of them off the ventilator, and another 10 in Nicosia Hospital’s Covid-19 ward.


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