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Coronavirus: 181 new cases, no deaths on Tuesday (updated)

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The health ministry announced 181 new cases of Covid-19 and no deaths on Tuesday.

As there were no deaths, the death toll remains 564, of whom 358 were men and 206 women.

There are 61 people being treated for coronavirus in hospital, 22 of whom are in serious condition. Of the 22 patients, 11 are intubated, one is in ICU without a ventilator and 10 are in a High Dependency Unit.

In addition, seven post-Covid patients who are no longer infectious remain intubated in ICUs.

Out of all patients, 61.3 per cent have no history of vaccination.

A total of 52,794 PCR and rapid tests were carried out, with a positivity rate of 0.34 per cent.

Of the 52,794 tests, 4,726 were PCR and 48,068 rapid tests.

The majority, 70 of the 181 cases, came from rapid testing performed at private labs and pharmacies, with 34 more found from 20,515 tests performed at health ministry testing sites.

Thirty-six cases came from 1,615 samples taken through private initiative, while 364 samples taken through contacts of already confirmed cases yielded 24 positives.

Seven positives came from 303 samples processed by hospital labs, while 218 samples taken through GP referrals yielded no positives.

In addition, 2,226 samples were taken at airports with 10 positives.

The total number of positives to date is 122,709.

Meanwhile, the north reported 115 cases from 25,872 tests performed in the last 24 hours.

According to the ‘health ministry,’ 44 cases are contacts of confirmed cases and 71 are local infections.

Thirty were detected in Nicosia, 15 in Kyrenia, 20 in Famagusta and six in Trikomo.

In total, the north has reported 21,198 cases and 84 deaths.


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