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Coronavirus: No new deaths, 64 new cases

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No new deaths from coronavirus were announced on Tuesday while 64 new cases were recorded.

The cases were found from 35,729 PCR and rapid tests, a positivity rate of 0.18 per cent.

Meanwhile there are 32 patients with Covid-19 in state hospitals, nine of whom are in serious condition. Six patients are intubated.

Twelve of the new cases were found through contact tracing, seven were people who got tested privately, and five cases were among samples processed in state hospitals’ labs.

Four cases were passengers who arrived at Larnaca and Paphos airports.

One case each was found among people sent for tests by doctors and screening programmes in the idustrial areas of Ergates and Aradippou, while two were found in schools.

Another 35 cases were among the rapid tests carried out in all districts on behalf of the health ministry. Of these, 12 were detected in the Nicosia district (with a positivity rate of 0.12 per cent), 12 in Limassol (0.2 per cent), one in Larnaca (0.04 per cent), two in Paphos (0.07 per cent) and four in the Famagusta district (0.2 per cent).

The number of cases recorded so far is 73,311.

Meanwhile, the north announced 37 new cases out of 9,778 tests.

So far, 7,622, cases and 34 deaths have been recorded there since the beginning of the pandemic.

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