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Coronavirus: One death, 365 new cases on Tuesday (updated)

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One death and 365 new coronavirus cases were announced on Tuesday by the health ministry.

The death concerns a 90-year-old man with underlying conditions. He was being treated at the Limassol hospital. According to the health ministry the 90-year-old had not been vaccinated.

The new cases were detected among 36,702 PCR and rapid tests, giving a positivity rate of 0.99 per cent.

A rise in admissions to intensive care units has been recorded, with 28 patients in ICUs compared to 22 on Sunday. Due to increased needs, a high-dependency unit was put in operation at Larnaca hospital on Monday evening while another started operating on Tuesday at Paphos hospital.

There are now 222 patients in state hospitals, 50 of whom are in a serious condition including 23 who are intubated.

The new cases concern 125 people found positive through contact tracing, 86 people who got tested privately and 13 cases detected among processing of samples in state hospital labs.

Three cases were among tests given to passengers at Larnaca and Paphos airports.

Another 14 cases concern people who got rapid tests in private labs and 124 were detected during the rapid tests given in all districts on behalf of the health ministry. Of these, one case was detected in the education sector.

From the rapid tests, a total of 33 cases were detected in Nicosia with positivity rate 0.31 per cent, 61 in Limassol (0.77 per cent), 17 in Larnaca (0.37 per cent), nine in Paphos (0.34 per cent) and three in the Famagusta district (0.19 per cent).

This brings the total number of cases to 42,993.

The total number of deaths is now 246: 163 men and 83 women.

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