Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: Three deaths, 576 new infections announced on Wednesday (updated)

coronavirus disease covid 2019 5060510 1280 960x619

The health ministry announced the death of three people from Covid on Wednesday, as 576 new infections were detected after 82,025 tests, a positivity rate of 0.70 per cent.

At the same time, 128 people are being treated in hospital, 43 in serious or critical condition, the ministry said.

The deaths concern two men, 51 and 71, and a woman, 89.The 51-year-old died at home.

The number of fatalities since the outbreak of the pandemic has reached 605 while infections totalled 138,733 on Wednesday.

Of the 43 patients in serious or critical condition, 16 were intubated, four were in an ICU but off the ventilator, and 23 in high dependency units.

The ministry said 76.57 per cent of Covid patients were not vaccinated.

The new infections concern 120 people who were close contacts of previously confirmed cases. They were among 1,393 samples tested.

Seventeen cases were among 3,103 arriving passengers tested at the two airports. A further 92 cases were detected among 2,599 samples tested privately and nine were reported by state hospital labs in 311 samples.

The ministry said 237 cases were reported by private labs and pharmacies after testing 40,807 samples, and 119 cases were detected in 33,656 samples tested by units that are part of the state screening programme.

Turkish Cypriot reported three deaths on Wednesday and 272 new infections. The number of deaths in the north reached 116 with cases totalling 15,294.


Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

Shocking tale of protracted abortion at hospital

Nikolaos Prakas

Applications for ‘PVs for All’ open end of the month

Nikolaos Prakas

Concerns over health of native Cyprus cattle

Nikolaos Prakas

Christodoulides ‘appalled’ by Navalny’s death

Nikolaos Prakas

Arrest for fake property developer scam

Nikolaos Prakas

Top marks for Nicosia as 2024 city of the future

Nikolaos Prakas