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Coronavirus: Two deaths, 100 new cases (Updated)

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The health ministry announced two deaths and 100 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday.

The dead are two men, aged 60 and 82, who passed away at Nicosia general hospital.

The death toll now stands at 356, of whom 237 were men and 119 women, with an average age of 78.

There are 106 coronavirus patients in hospitals, 43 of whom are in serious condition. Of the 43 patients who are serious, 26 are intubated, six are in ICU and 11 in the High Dependency Unit.

A total of 52,815 PCR and rapid tests were carried out which means the 100 new cases translate into  a positivity rate of 0.19 per cent.

Of the 52,815 tests, 6,742 were PCR and 46,073 rapid tests.

The majority, 56 of the 100 positives came from 45,457 rapid tests taken at the health ministry’s testing sites with three more from 616 samples taken by private labs and pharmacies.

Twenty positives came from 1,918 samples taken through private initiative, and 252 samples taken trough contact tracing yielded ten positives.

In addition, 3,827 samples were taken at airports with three positives.

Eight positives were detected from 456 samples processed by hospital labs, while 288 samples taken trough GP referrals and one sample taken from Kato Pyrgos Tillirias yielded no positives.

Thirteen cases were detected through rapid testing in Nicosia (0.08 per cent positivity rate), 22 in Limassol (0.21 per cent positivity rate), ten in Larnaca (0.17 per cent positivity rate), four in Paphos (0.09 per cent positivity rate) and two in Famagusta (0.08 per cent positivity rate).


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