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Coronavirus: 165 new cases, no deaths on Sunday

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The health ministry on Sunday announced 165 new coronavirus cases, with a positivity rate of 0.26 per cent.

No deaths were announced for the second day in the row.

In total 157 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital, 50 of whom in serious condition. Of these, 27 are intubated.

The new cases were detected among 63,798, PCR and rapid tests.

These concern 23 cases found positive through contact tracing, seven are people who got PCR tests privately, 19 were among samples processed in state hospitals’ labs, and two are people who got rapid tests in private labs.

Another 114 cases were among the rapid tests carried out in all districts on behalf of the health ministry. In the Nicosia district, 50 positive cases were detected with a positivity rate of 0.20 per cent. In Limassol, 39 cases were detected (0.24 per cent), 19 in Larnaca (0.21 per cent), four in Paphos (0.07 per cent) and two in the Famagusta district (0.04 per cent).

The total number of cases so far is 71,064.

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