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Coronavirus: Two deaths, 2,046 people test positive (Updated)

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Authorities on Thursday announced two more deaths attributed to Covid-19, while testing detected 2,046 new positives.

The latest fatalities were a woman aged 72, who passed away on Wednesday; and a 55-year-old man who expired on Thursday.

These take the Covid death toll to 861.

Meantime the number of hospitalised remained stable, with 144 people being treated for Covid-19. Of these, 33 were said to be in a serious condition.

Of the 33 serious cases, one was in ICU but not on a ventilator; 14 intubated, and 18 in high-dependency units.

In addition, 17 post-Covid patients (no longer infectious) continued to be intubated in ICU.

The health ministry reported that 58.34 per cent of those in hospital did not have a record of vaccination.

The day’s 98,468 tests tracked 2,046 positives – a positivity rate of 2.08 per cent.

Contact tracing found 82 positives from 813 samples; private initiative tracked 1,348 positives from 43,041 tests; and the health ministry’s programmes detected 633 positives from 53,794 antigen rapid tests.

Test-to-stay tracked 33 positives from 3,809 tests.

In nursing homes, just one positive came up from 1,672 tests.

In the north of the island, authorities there announced one more death, as well as 354 new positives from testing. So far in the north, 197 people have died from Covid-19.

 

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