Cyprus health authorities announced four deaths and 59 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, bringing total number of fatalities and infections since the outbreak of the pandemic to 371 and 73,055 respectively.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health total hospitalisations amounted to 47 of which 17 in serious condition whereas intubations further decline to 9.
A total of 37,664 tests were carried out resulting in daily test positivity rate of 0.16%.
According to the Ministry, the new four fatalities are all men, 61, 68, 82 and 93 year-old who were being treated in Nicosia General Hospital Intensive Care Unit. Total deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic rose to 371, of which 248 or 67% men and 123 or 33% women with a mean age of 77.4 years, the Ministry said.
Total hospitalisations declined to 47 with 17 are treated in ACUs and ICUs, of which 9 patients are intubated in ICUs.
Furthermore, the 59 new cases were diagnosed following 37,664 tests, of which 5,210 were PCR tests and 32,454 rapid antigen tests, the Ministry added.
According to the Ministry 5 new cases were diagnosed after 164 samples taken as part of the contact tracing programme, 11 new cases emerged following 1,570 tests carried out privately, 11 new positive cases were diagnosed after 3,049 tests carried out at the airports, 5 cases were diagnosed after 319 tests carried out by General Hospitals Microbiological Labs, while 27 new cases emerged following 32,064 rapid antigen tests carried out as part of the Ministry’s rapid testing programme.