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Coronavirus: Three deaths, 1,014 new cases (Updated)

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Three deaths from coronavirus and 1,014 new cases were announced on Wednesday out of 73,098 PCR and rapid tests, a positivity rate of 1.39 per cent.

The deaths were two men, aged 78 and 82, and a woman, aged 89. One man died in the Nicosia hospital ICU, the second at Famagusta hospital, while the woman passed away at Limassol hospital.

This brings total deaths to 394 of whom 262 were men and 132 women.

There are 243 coronavirus patients in hospitals, 63 of whom are in serious condition. Of the 63 patients, 26 are intubated in ICU and 37 in the High Dependency Unit.

Of the 73,098 tests, 7,537 were PCR and 65,561 rapid tests.

The majority, 629 of the new cases came from rapid testing performed at health ministry testing sites, with 70 more cases found out of 1,971 rapid tests performed at private labs and pharmacies.

A hundred and ninety four cases came from 3,762 samples taken through private initiative, while 616 samples taken through contacts of already confirmed cases yielded 90 positives.

Nineteen positives came from 326 samples processed by hospital labs, while 226 samples taken through GP referrals yielded one positive.

In addition, 2,607 samples were taken at airports with 11 positives.

One hundred and seventy four cases were detected in Nicosia (0.79 per cent positivity rate), 181 in Limassol (1.21 per cent positivity rate), 137 in Larnaca (1.17 per cent positivity rate), 68 in Paphos (0.84 per cent positivity rate and 69 in Famagusta (1.13 per cent positivity rate).

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