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Authorities announced 538 COVID cases on Thursday

03/12/2021 09:41

Cyprus Health Ministry announced 538 new COVID cases and 112 hospitalizations on Thursday. The positivity rate stands now at 0.61%. Total cases reached 135,503 and deaths remain at 598. The Ministry said that 46 patients are in serious condition and that 66.08% of all patients are unvaccinated.

According to the Ministry, 3 post-COVID patients who are no longer infectious, are intubated in serious condition in an ICU.

Today`s cases were detected from a total of 88,694 tests (rapid and PCR). Of the 598 deaths since the pandemic broke out, 384 are male  (64.2%) and 214 are female  (35.8%) and the median age is 75.8 years.

Of the 46 patients in serious condition, 18  are intubated, 3 are in an ICU and 25 in ACU.

Of the total tests today, 8,029 were PCR and  80,665 were rapid tests and the new cases were detected as follows: 55 from  682 samples taken in the framework of contact tracing,  14 from 4,605 samples taken at airports, 75 from 2,384 tests done on private initiative, 13 from 288  samples taken at microbiological labs at General Hospitals, 257 from 49,688 rapid tests done at pharmacies and private labs, 124 from 30,977 rapid tests done in the framework of the free program by the Health Ministry. No case was detected among 69 samples taken following GP referrals and public testing at public clinics and from one test done at closed structures.

From the rapid tests done by the Health Ministry 4 cases were detected at nursing homes, 24 at primary schools and 21 in high schools.