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Coronavirus: 284 new cases, no deaths (Updated)

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The health ministry announced 284 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday. No deaths were reported.

The death toll remains 576, of whom 368 were men and 208 women.

There are 67 people being treated for coronavirus in hospitals, 22 of whom are in serious condition. Of the 22 patients, eight are intubated, one is in the ICU without a ventilator and 13 in the High Dependency Unit.

Of all patients, 65.68 per cent are unvaccinated.

A post-Covid patient who is no longer infectious is still intubated in the ICU.

A total of 67,349 PCR and rapid antigen tests were carried out today, with a positivity rate of 0.42 per cent.

Of the 67,349 tests, 4,474 were PCR and 62,875 rapid tests.

The majority, 149 of the 284 cases came from 40,318 rapid tests performed at private labs and pharmacies, with 54 more found out of 22,557 tests performed at health ministry testing sites.

Forty-four cases came from 1,759 samples taken through private initiative, while 423 samples taken through contacts of already confirmed cases turned up 30 positives.

No positives were found among 287 samples processed by hospital labs, while 340 samples taken through GP referrals yielded three positives.

In addition, 1,665 samples were taken at airports with four positives.

The total number of positives to date is 126,231.

Meanwhile, the north reported one death and 115 cases from 24,498 tests performed in the last 24 hours.

According to the ‘health ministry,’ two are imported cases, 24 are contacts of confirmed cases and 89 are local infections.

Thirty-six were detected in Nicosia, 24 in Kyrenia, 22 in Famagusta, six in Trikomo and one in Morphou.

In total, the north has reported 23,524 cases and 91 deaths.

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