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Coronavirus: One death, 401 new cases

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One death from coronavirus and 401 new positives cases were announced on Saturday, out of 54,496 PCR and rapid tests. The positivity rate is 0.74 per cent.

The death was of a woman, aged 74.

Hospitalisations stand at 244, with 87 virus patients in serious condition. Of these, 47 are intubated, four have been admitted to an intravenous intensive care unit and 36 to an intensive care unit.

The ministry said 81.9 per cent of admissions were unvaccinated.

Of the 54,496 tests, 6,857 were by the molecular method (PCR) and 47,639 by the antigen rapid test method.

Fifty-three cases came from tracking contacts of already confirmed cases. Ten cases were detected from passenger checks at the two airports and 99 from samples taken on private initiative. The bulk of the other cases were: 151 cases from 28,921 rapid tests at private labs and pharmacies and 83 from the health ministry’s rapid testing programme.


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