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Ministry announced 68 new coronavirus cases

17/06/2021 10:28

The Ministry of  Health announced on Wednesday 68 new coronavirus cases with positivity rate 0.22%, while 38 people are in state hospitals receiving treatment, 12 of whom in a serious condition.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 73,379 have been infected with the virus in Cyprus.

No deaths were reported, thus their number remains at 374 (251 men or 67% and 123 women or 33%). Their median age is 77.

Out of the 12 patients who are in a critical condition, 6 are intubated.

In the Famagusta General Hospital there are 10 patients, 13 are in the Nicosia General Hospital, 15 in the Limassol General Hospital.

The 68 new infections were detected after 31,124 tests done with the PCR method (4,728) and the rest with the antigen rapid test method.

The new cases were found as follows: 17 from contact tracing, 3 from samples taken at airports, 13 from private initiative, 3 from samples taken at the Microbiology Labs of the General Hospitals, 4 from antigen rapid tests done in private laboratories and pharmacies, and 28 from antigen rapid tests. Meanwhile, no cases were found from 235 samples taken after GP referrals.