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Coronavirus: Cases since start of pandemic now top 125,000 (Updated)

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The number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began topped 125,000 on Wednesday when 188 new infections were detected. No deaths from the virus were reported.

The 188 new cases were detected out of 49,068 PCR and rapid tests bringing the total number reported since March 2020 to 125,161. The positivity rate stands at 0.38 per cent.

There are 67 people in hospital with the virus of whom 24 are in serious condition, including six who are intubated. In total 68.3 per cent of hospitalisations concern people who are not vaccinated.

Most of the new cases, 78, were detected among people who got rapid tests privately.

Six cases were among passengers at the Larnaca and Paphos airports, 27 were detected during contact tracing and 24 were people who got PCR tests privately.

Another five were among samples processed in public hospital labs and one was among referrals for testing from GPs.

The remaining 47 were among the rapid tests carried out in all districts on behalf of the health ministry. One of these was detected during tests in primary schools in Limassol, while six were detected in high schools: three in Limassol, two in Nicosia and one in the Famagusta district. Another three cases emerged in closed structures.

In addition, 20 cases were detected in Nicosia out of 2,599 tests, 10 in Limassol (849), three in Larnaca (615), two in Paphos (333) and two in the Famagusta district (182).

So far 575 deaths have been recorded: 367 men and 208 women with average age of 76.1 years.



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