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Coronavirus: One death, 80 new cases (Updated)

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The health ministry announced one death and 80 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday.

A 70-year-old man passed away at Nicosia general hospital on Monday, bringing the death toll to 364, of whom 242 were men and 122 women, with an average age of 78.

There are 47 coronavirus patients in hospitals, 18 of whom are in serious condition. Of the 18 patients, 11 are intubated, one is in ICU and six in the High Dependency Unit.

A total of 46,611 PCR and rapid antigen tests were carried out on Monday with 80 new cases signalling and a positivity rate of 0.17 per cent.

The total number of positives to date is 72,859.

Of the 46,611 tests, 7,271 were PCR and 39,340 rapid tests.

The majority, 31 of the 80 cases came from rapid testing performed at health ministry testing sites, with eight more cases found out of 1,532 rapid tests performed at private labs and pharmacies.

Twenty-one cases came from 2,442 samples taken through private initiative, while 167 samples taken through contacts of already confirmed cases yielded 11 positives.

Four positives came from 357 samples processed by hospital labs, while 304 samples taken through GP referrals yielded no positives.

In addition, 4,000 samples were taken at airports with five positives.

Fifteen cases were detected through rapid tests in Nicosia (0.12 per cent positivity rate), 10 in Limassol (0.12 per cent positivity rate), two in Larnaca (0.04 per cent positivity rate), one in Famagusta (0.04 per cent positivity rate and none in Paphos.

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