Cyprus Health Ministry announced 4 deaths and 129 new COVID -19 cases on Saturday bringing total of deaths to 183 and of cases to 29,887 since the pandemic broke out.

A total of  174 patients are getting treatment in hospitals island wide, 59 of whom are in serious condition.
The new cases (positivity rate: 1,58%) were detected from a total of 8,155  tests (rapid tests and PCR).

The deceased are a male 78 years old who was at the ICU of Nicosia General Hospital and had underlying conditions, a female  89 years old with underlying conditions who was getting treatment at the Famagusta Reference Hospital, two females 81 and 87 years with underlying conditions who were hospitalized at Limassol General Hospital.

From the 183 deaths on the island, the 122  are male  (67%), and  61 female (33%) with median age 80 years of age.
From the 59 patients in serious condition, the 29 are intubated , 6 are in IUCs and 24 in ACUs.
The 129 new cases were detected as follows:36 from 346  samples taken in the framework of contact tracing procedure2 from 344  tests at the airports17 from 760 samples taken  on private initiative 17 from 284 samples at the Microbiological Labs of General Hospitals island wide2  from 215 tests done after GP referrals and checks at public clinics55 from 6,118 samples taken using the rapid testsNo cases were detected from 88 samples taken on the 7th day of quarantibe of people who arrived from the UK.

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