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Coronavirus: Two deaths and 529 new cases on Sunday (updated)

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Two people died from Coronavirus on Sunday, the ministry of health announced, bringing the total to 131, while 529 new positive cases were recorded.

A total of 182 Covid patients are being treated in the island’s hospitals, 45 of whom are in a serious condition.

A total of 12,051 tests were carried out, while the total number of cases recorded since March rose to 23,974.

The two deaths refer to a 68-year-old man without any underlying health conditions who was being treated in the intensive care unit at Nicosia general hospital, and a 76-year-old woman with underlying health conditions who was being treated at the Famagusta general hospital.

The 131 deaths refer to 87 men (67 per cent) and 44 women, with an average age of 80.

Of the patients being treated in Okypy hospitals, 19 of those in a serious condition are intubated, a further nine are in ICU units and 17 in high dependency units.

A total of 71 patients are in Famagusta hospital, 64 in Nicosia, 38 in Limassol, and nine in the Makarios hospital, also in Nicosia.

Of the 12,051 tests recorded on Sunday 2,839 were PCR and 9,212 rapid tests.

Of the 529 new cases, 132 samples from 943 contacts tested positive, as did three from 472 tests taken among arrivals at Larnaca and Paphos airports. Forty one tests taken on private initiative out of a total of 785 were also positive.

Six patients out of 336 sent by GPs and members of special groups were also positive as were 22 tests among 303 at the microbiology labs of state hospitals.

A total of 325 positive cases were found among the 9,212 rapid tests.

In Limassol 1,740 rapid tests found 93 positive cases, a positivity rate of 5.34 per cent. In Larnaca there were 2,166 tests with 81 positive cases, a positivity rate of 3.74 per cent.

In Nicosia a total of 4,105 tests were carried out and 110 positive cases found, a positivity rate of 2.68 per cent. In Paphos ten positive cases were found from 637 tests, meaning 1.57 per cent tested positive.

In Famagusta a total of 530 tests were carried out with 29 people testing positive, a rate of 5.47 per cent.

Two positive cases were also found in retirement homes in Limassol.

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