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Authorities announced 167 new coronavirus cases

24/06/2021 09:36

The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday 167 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases, while 43 patients are in hospitals.

The new cases were found after 33,413 tests. The positivity rate stands at 0.50%. Since the outbreak of the pandemic 73,999 people have been infected.

No deaths were recorded, thus their number remains 378, 254 men (67%), and 124 women (33%).

Their median age is 77.

Out of the 19 patients who are in a serious condition, 10 are intubated.

In the Famagusta General Hospital there are 12 patients, 15 in the Nicosia Hospital and 16 are receiving treatment in the Limassol Hospital.

The new cases were found after 33,413 tests done with the PCR method (4,876) and the rest with the antigen rapid test method.

The cases were found as follows: 35 from contact tracing, 3 from samples at airports, 17 from private initiative, 2 from samples at the Microbiology Labs of the General Hospitals, 2 from GP referrals and 2 from antigen rapid tests done in private labs or pharmacies and 106 from antigen rapid tests.

The positivity rate from the rapid tests stands at 0.35% in Nicosia from 9,477 tests, at 0.43% in Limassol from 6,538 tests, at 0.42% in Larnaka from 4,056 tests, at 0.07% in Paphos from 3,036 tests and at 0.87% in Famagusta from 2,865 tests. One person tested positive after 235 tests at the Industrial Area of Ypsonas.