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Coronavirus: One death as daily figure falls to double digits again (updated)

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One person died from coronavirus on Saturday as 91 new cases were recorded from 61,069 tests, a positivity rate of 0.15 per cent.

The death brings to 353 the total number of people who have died so far, 234 of whom were men and 119 women.

The latest death was a 95-year-old woman who was being treated at Nicosia general hospital.

A total of 115 Covid patients are currently being treated in hospital, 44 of whom are in a serious condition.

Of the 44, 28 are intubated while two are in ICU but not on a ventilator while 14 are being looked after in a high dependency unit.

The new cases bring to 71,836 the total number recorded on the island since the start of the pandemic.

Of the 61,609 tests carried out on Saturday 5,051 were PCR and 56,558 rapid tests.

A total of 18 cases were found among 280 samples taken from contacts of known cases while three cases were found among 2,699 samples taken at the island’s airports.

Seven cases were found among 1,829 tests taken on private initiative in addition to five among 1,238 rapid tests at labs and pharmacies.

The majority of cases, 58, were found through the government’s screening programme which saw 55,320 tested.

Of these in Nicosia 21,176 tests yielded 14 positives (a positivity rate of 0.07 per cent), while 12,757 tests in Limassol found 12 cases (0.09 per cent). In Larnaca nine cases were found among 8,505 tests (0.11 per cent) and in Paphos 6,488 tests found three positive cases (0.05 per cent). In Famagusta 4,539 people were tested and seven were found positive (0.15 per cent).

Among 1,785 tested in closed facilities 13 cases were found.

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