Cyprus authorities announced six more deaths due to Covid-19, of which one 28-year-old woman with underlying diseases, and 227 new confirmed cases following 13,298 tests carried out on Wednesday, while 198 patients receive treatment in public hospitals, of whom 59 in serious condition.
After today’s fatalities, total deaths rose to 163, while total confirmed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in Cyprus amount to 28,124. At the same time the daily positivity test fell to 1,71%, the Ministry of Health said.
According to the Ministry, the six deaths are a 28-yearl old woman who was receiving treatment in Nea Eleousa Day Care Centre, two women, 89 and 91, hospitalised in Limassol General Hospital, two other women, 77 and 85, who were being treated in Nicosia and Famagusta General Hospitals as well as a 78-year-old man who was receiving treatment also in the Famagusta General Hospital.
So far 163 peopled died from Covid-19 with an average age of 79.5 years of whom 66% were men and 34% women.
One hundred and ninety-eight Covid-19 patients are in state hospitals across the island, 59 of them in a serious condition; 30 are intubated, 6 are treated in ICUs but without the help of a ventilator, while 23 are treated in an increased care unit.
Following 13,238 tests carried out on Wednesday, 2,468 PCR and 10,830 antigen rapid tests, 227 people tested positive.
In particular, out of 478 samples taken in the context of contact tracing 63 people tested positive, 30 new cases were diagnosed after 1,097 test carried out privately, 22 new cases emerged following 363 tests carried out from the Microbiology Labs of the General Hospitals and one new case was diagnosed in tests carried out by the Cyprus Basketball Federation and the Cyprus Volley Ball Federation.
Additionally, 111 cases were diagnosed following 10,830 rapid tests.
At the same time, no one tested positive out of 231 tests carried out at the airports of Laranca and Pafos, 47 samples in follow-up tests on passengers who had arrived from the UK seven days ago and are under mandatory quarantine and 250 tests carried as part of GP referrals.