Health authorities on Thursday announced 175 new positives to the coronavirus, with the positivity rate from testing remaining stable at 0.51 per cent.
There were no new deaths attributable to Covid-19, with the death toll since March last year standing at 378. The average age of the deceased is 77 years.
On the hospital front, 47 patients were being treated – four more than reported 24 hours earlier. The number of patients in a serious condition remained the same, 19.
Of the 19 in a serious condition, 10 were intubated, one in ICU without intubation, and eight in a high-dependency unit.
The Famagusta referral hospital for Covid had 14 patients, Nicosia general hospital 16 patients, and Limassol general 17 patients.
The 175 latest positives came from 34,427 tests (5,874 with PCR), representing a positivity rate of 0.51 per cent – virtually identical to the previous day’s.
That brings the total number of positives detected in Cyprus to 74,174.
A breakdown of the 175 positives: 19 from 255 samples via contact tracing; eight from 3,423 samples taken at airports; 17 from 1,859 samples through private initiative; four from 184 samples processed by the microbiology labs of the general hospitals; nine from 423 samples processed at private clinical labs and pharmacies; and 118 from 28,130 samples (antigen rapid tests) from the government’s free testing programme.
By district, and for antigen rapid tests only, Famagusta had the highest relative positivity rate at 0.87 per cent; then Limassol at 0.55 per cent; Nicosia at 0.46 per cent; Paphos at 0.22 per cent; and Larnaca at 0.10 per cent.
No positives were detected at nursing homes.