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Coronavirus: Two deaths, 665 new cases (Updated)

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Two deaths from coronavirus and 665 new cases of the disease were announced on Monday.

The health ministry said the two deaths were of an 88-year-old man and another man aged 73. Both had underlying health conditions but died of the virus.

One hundred and eighty people are in hospital.

The two latest deaths bring the number of people who died from Covid-19 to 133; 89 men and 44 women, with average age of 80 years.

Among the 665 new cases are 364 positive rapid tests detected among 10,853 samples.

Of the 2,642 PCR tests, 204 people were found positive for the virus through contact tracing, while four cases concern people who got tested at the Larnaca and Paphos airports.

Two cases were among people who arrived from the UK and got tested on the seventh day of their stay in quarantine in hotels before they could leave.

Another 46 cases were people who got tested privately and 45 were among samples processed in the labs of state hospitals.

As regards rapid tests, 21 positive cases were detected in nursing homes, eight in Nicosia and 13 in Larnaca.

The Limassol district recorded the highest percentage of positive cases on Monday (4.95 per cent) with 107 cases out of 2,161 tests given. In the Larnaca district, 104 positive cases were detected among 2,205 tests given (4.72 per cent), while in Nicosia 113 cases were found out of 4,140 tests (2.56 per cent). Ten cases were detected in the Famagusta district out of 518 tests (1.93 per cent) and nine in Paphos where 623 tests were carried out (1.44 per cent).

The total number of cases so far is now 24,639.

The number of people with coronavirus in state hospitals remains high. In total 180 patients are currently being treated, 51 of whom in serious condition. Twenty-two patients are intubated.

 

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