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Coronavirus: one death, 60 people test positive on Friday (Updated)

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The health ministry announced one death and 60 positives for Covid-19 on Friday from 53,864 PCR and rapid tests with a positivity rate of 0.11 per cent.

The death concerned a 30-year-old man.

The health ministry no longer reports whether the deceased suffered from underlying health conditions or whether they had a history of vaccination against the coronavirus disease which causes Covid-19.

There are 38 people in hospitals of whom 15 are in serious condition.

Of the 53,864 tests carried out on Friday, PCR tests accounted for 6,314 and the remaining 47,550 were rapid tests.

The PCR tests picked up 14 positives from 251 contact tracing tests, four from 3,271 airport tests, fifteen from 2,364 private tests and one from 232 hospital tests.

The government’s 47,196 free rapid tests picked up 26 positives.

Two notable testing categories picked up no positives, namely the 196 tests taken after being referred by GPs and 354 rapid tests taken privately.

As for the governments screening programme across the districts, both Famagusta and Larnaca had a positivity rate of zero per cent as no positives were identified. The two districts carried out 2,164 tests and 5,562 respectively.

Limassol picked up 11 positives from 10,006 rapid tests resulting in a positivity rate of 0.11 per cent, followed by Nicosia’s nine cases from 15,454 at a rate of 0.06 per cent and Paphos’ two cases from 3,355 tests at a rate of 0.06 per cent.

No positives were identified at the care homes in Limassol or Nicosia and of the 9,124 tests carried out across businesses there were four positives.

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