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Coronavirus: Three deaths and 1,813 new cases reported on Sunday (updated)


Three people died from coronavirus on Sunday as the ministry reported 1,813 new Covid cases.

The three deaths bring to 712 the total number who have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Of all deaths 447 were men and 265 women.

The three latest deaths refer to three women, aged 76, 85 and 84, two of which died on Sunday and one on Saturday, all in the Limassol hospital.

Meanwhile there are 238 patients in hospital, of which 76 are in a serious condition.

Of the serious cases, 27 are intubated, four are in ICU but not on a ventilator and 45 are in a high dependency unit.

Among all patients in hospital 73.53 per cent have no history of vaccinations.

There are also 21 post Covid patients who remain in intensive care units.

A total of 83,323 tests were carried out on Sunday meaning the 1,813 new cases was a positivity rate of 2.18 per cent.

Among the tests 4,564 were PCR and 78,759 rapid tests.

Among the PCR tests 44 positives were found from 352 tests taken among contacts of known positives while 60 were found among 2,037 people at Larnaca and Paphos airports.

In addition 149 were found among 1,866 taken on private initiative.

Seven cases were found among 137 tests carried out at labs in state hospitals and 666 from 30,703 tests carried out at private labs and clinics.

Among 48,056 rapid tests taken at health ministry testing sites 885 positives were found in addition to two from 172 tests taken on doctors’ orders.

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic has reached 235,958.

Meanwhile in the north two people died from Covid and 410 new cases were found on Sunday from 14,397 tests.

The total number of cases in the north since the start of the pandemic has reached 50,297 while 157 people have died.

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