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Coronavirus: 384 new cases, no deaths (Updated)

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Authorities on Thursday announced that 384 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus, while no new deaths were recorded.

In total, 39,807 tests (PCR and antigen rapid) were carried out. The 384 cases work out to a positivity rate of 0.96 per cent.

That brings the tally of positives to 36,004 since the outbreak began in March 2020.

Thursday’s 384 positives include 42 from schools.

The number of deaths in Cyprus remains at 232. The case fatality rate stands at 0.64 per cent.

On the hospital front, 101 people were being treated for Covid-19, of whom 22 in a serious condition. Of those in a serious condition, 12 are intubated.

Famagusta hospital was treating 39 patients, of whom two in the high-dependency unit; Nicosia general had 24 patients, of whom 13 were in ICU (one not intubated); Limassol general had 37 patients, of whom five in the high-dependency unit; and Makarios hospital one patient in its Covid ward.

A breakdown of the latest positives showed: 73 from contact tracing; four from the airports; 42 from private initiative; nine from the hospitals’ microbiology labs; two from tests among migrants; five from antigen rapid tests in private clinical labs; and 249 from the rapid testing programme managed by the health ministry.


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