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Cyprus announced 165 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday

17/05/2021 09:39

Cyprus Health Ministry announced 165 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday which were detected from 63,798 PCR and antigen rapid test. The total number of corona virus cases has increased to 71,064. The positivity rate is 0.26%.

No death was recorded for a second day in a row and the total number of deceased due to Covid-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in Cyprus remains at 346.

It was also announced that 157 patients are receiving treatment in state hospitals of whom 50 are in a serious condition.

As regards patients in hospitals, the Ministry said that out of the 50 patients who are in a serious condition, 27 are intubated. Four of them are in Intensive Care Unit and 19 are receiving treatment in an Increased Care Unit.

In the Famagusta General Hospital there are 29 patients, 56 in the Nicosia General Hospital, 43 in the Limassol General Hospital, 14 are receiving treatment in the Larnaka General Hospital, 14 are in the Pafos General Hospital and 1 in the Makario Hospital in Nicosia.

The 165 new cases were found as follows:  23 cases were detected in the process of contact tracing, 7 cases after tests done on private initiative, 19 from samples taken at the Microbiology Laboratories of the General Hospitals, 2 from antigen rapid test done in private labs and pharmacies, 114 from antigen rapid tests.