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Two people die due to COVID-19 on Thursday, 348 new cases announced

04/12/2020 09:14

Two people lost their lives due to COVID19 in Cyprus on Thursday, bringing the number of deaths due to this new coronavirus to  54, 36 men (67%) and 18 women  (33%), with 76 being median age.

In addition, the Ministry of Health announced 348 new cases of coronavirus, of which 99 are verifications of positive rapid tests, which needed to be confirmed with the PCR method.

A woman aged 87 years with underlying conditions, who was receiving treatment at the Nicosia General Hospital and a man aged 87 years with underlying conditions who was being treated in the Famagusta General Hospital lost their lives on Thursday due to COVID 19. 

The Ministry announced that a total of 9,923 tests were carried out on Thursday, 3,525 of which with the PCR method, which detected 249 new cases of the virus that causes COVID19. The cases were found as follows: Out of  697 samples taken after contact tracing 75 cases were found, out of 1,378 tests done upon private initiative 85 cases were detected, out of 328 samples taken at the Microbiology Labs of the General Hospitals  29 cases were found, and out of 122 tests carried out in care homes 60 people tested positive.

In addition, no cases were found out of 415 laboratory tests done at airports, out of 148 tests done after GP referrals, out of 19 tests done in refugee camps, and out of 418 samples taken at schools.

Moreover, the Ministry announced that out of the 9,923 tests carried out on  Thursday,  6,398 were antigen rapid tests. In total, 162 positive results were detected which need further verification with the PCR method.

A total of  99 positive results of previous rapid tests were verified with the PCR method, thus bringing the total number of cases in Cyprus to 11,523.

In the state hospitals, there are 124 patients with COVID-19, of whom 64 at the Famagusta General Hospital (5 in the Increased Care Unit and 59 in the COVID ward), in the Nicosia General Hospital there are 23 patients receiving treatment (14 in the ICU and 9 in the COVID ward), 25 in the Limassol General Hospital, 5 in the Athalassa Hospital and 7 in the Makario Hospital.