After recording more than 1,000 new cases for three consecutive days, the health ministry on Friday announced one death, 953 new infections and a positivity rate of 1.31 per cent.
The death concerns a woman aged 90 who died at Famagusta General Hospital, bringing the total number of deaths from Covid to 384 of whom 256 men and 128 women. The average age of the deceased is 77.2.
Hospital admissions rose to 190 of whom 44 are in a serious condition. Nineteen are intubated. The overwhelming majority of hospitalised patients – 89.5 per cent – have not been vaccinated.
A particularly high number of 73,011 tests, of which 8260 using the PCR method and the remaining rapid antigen, were carried out resulting in 953 positive cases, bringing the overall total of cases to 89,410.
There were 83 cases from 945 tests on confirmed contacts, 13 from 2903 tests at the airports, 131 from 4012 samples through private initiative, 12 from 286 tests at the hospital labs, two from 124 samples from referrals from personal doctors, 62 from 1997 rapid tests at private labs and 650 from 62,754 rapid tests at the government’s testing sites.
The positivity rate from the rapid tests was Nicosia 0.88 per cent, Limassol 1.22 per cent, Larnaca 1.29 per cent, Paphos 0.79 per cent and Famagusta 1.15 per cent.