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Health Ministry announced 218 new Covid-19 cases

16/03/2021 10:13

The Ministry of Health announced 218 new Covid-19 cases on Monday while on the positive side no new deaths were reported.

The number of patients in hospitals however has increased to 208 of whom 40 in a serious condition. Of them 17 are intubated, 7 are being treated in ICU without a ventilator, and 16 are being treated in a high-dependency unit.

The 218 new coronavirus cases were found after 23,144 tests (PCR and antigen rapid test) were carried out. The positivity rate now stands at 0.94% and the total number of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in Cyprus reached 39,869.
Four case were found after 102 samples tests on private initiative. Five were detected out of 143 tests carried out by General Hospital’s labs, while nine cases were found after 130 samples tested by private labs. Also, it was announced that 200 case were found from 22,769 antigen rapid tests carried out in the framework of Health Ministry’s programme.
The positivity rate in Nicosia is 0.54%, in Limassol stands at 1.72%, in Larnaca is 0.26%, in Paphos 1.01%, in Famagusta at 0.61%.
As regards the patients being hospitalized, it was announced that 68 patients are receiving treatment in Famagusta General Hospital, of whom 3 in the Increased Care Unit.
A total of 57 patients are being treated in Nicosia General Hospital of whom 24 in the Intensive Care Unit, 26 in a Covid ward and 7 in the increased care unit.
In Limassol General Hospital 66 patients are being treated, six of them in ICU.

Also, in Larnaka Hospital 14 patients are being treated.
Finally, 3 patients are receiving treatment in Makario Hospital.