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Coronavirus: No deaths, 806 new cases (updated)

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No deaths from Covid-19 were recorded on Tuesday but 806 new infections were reported, the health ministry said as 176 people are in hospital receiving treatment for the virus.

Of those in hospital, 78.98 per cent are unvaccinated and 50 are in serious or critical condition.

Tuesday’s infections were identified following 87,531 tests resulting in a positivity rate of 0.92 per cent.

Total recorded infections have now reached 146,802 while deaths attributed to Covid-19 remain at 623.

On Tuesday, 10,815 PCR tests uncovered the following positives: 121 from 1,418 contact tracing tests, 47 from 5,273 airport tests, 169 from 3,692 taken privately and 16 from 327 hospital tests.

The 76,716 rapid tests are subdivided into those taken privately at pharmacies and labs and those as part of the government’s screening programme for select groups.

The former saw 300 infections from 44,112 tests while the latter worked out at 183 and 32,604 respectively.

Notably, no infections were logged at care homes but there were 44 at primary schools and 29 at secondary schools.

Elsewhere, Turkish Cypriots announced on Tuesday they have detected two cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in the north.

The two individuals did not have any travel history. They were isolated while health authorities were chasing down their contacts.

Four Covid-19 deaths were also reported in the north on Tuesday along with 194 infections (from 18,981 tests). Their infections are now at 33,493 which have resulted in 131 deaths.

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