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Coronavirus: one death and 42 cases on Saturday (Updated)

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One death and 42 new coronavirus cases were announced by the health ministry on Saturday.

The death concerns a 68-year-old man who died at the Nicosia general hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU).

Earlier in the day, the monastery of Ayios Neophytos in Paphos announced the death of one of its senior monks, Archimandrite Alexios Englistriotis. He was diagnosed with coronavirus a few weeks ago. He was initially treated at the Paphos hospital, but he was transferred to the Nicosia general hospital’s ICU after his condition deteriorated.

There are 33 patients with Covid-19 in hospital, 13 of whom in serious condition. Six patients are intubated.

The new cases were among 43,502 tests, PCR and rapid tests, with a positivity rate of 0.10 per cent.

One case was detected during contact tracing, 10 people were found positive after getting PCR tests in private labs, and two after getting rapid tests, also in private labs.

Four cases were detected during tests among passengers at the Larnaca and Paphos airports.

Another 25 cases were among the rapid tests carried out in all districts on behalf of the health ministry. These concern 12 cases detected in Nicosia with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent, nine in Limassol (0.10 per cent), one in Larnaca (0.02 per cent), one in Paphos (0.02 per cent) and two in the Famagusta district (0.05 per cent).

The total number of cases so far is 73,157.

So far 373 deaths were recorded: 250 men and 123 women with average age of 77 years.



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