Cyprus Health Ministry announced on Saturday that one more COVID-19 patient has passed away, while 202 new COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed. The total number of COVID-19 patients who have died is now 167 and the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases 28,811.

The person who died, and whose final cause of death is COVID-19, is a 70-year-old man with underlying health conditions who passed away in Limassol General Hospital. A total of 193 COVID-19 patients are now treated in hospitals. The situation of 59 of them is critical.

According to the Health Ministry press release, the 202 new cases were traced after carrying out 8,014 PCR tests and antigen rapid tests.

Out of the 167 COVID-19 patients who have died, 111 are men (66%) and 56 are women (34%). Their median age is 79 years old.

Twenty-nine out of the 59 patents whose condition is critical are intubated, eight are treated in an Intesive Treatment Unit but are not intubated and 22 are treated in an Increased Care Unit.

The 202 new COVID-19 cases announced on Saturday were traced as follows: 52 cases out of 413 samples taken in the framework of tracing contacts of already confirmed cases, three cases out of 258 samples taken by passengers at Larnaca and Paphos airports, 7 cases out of 98 samples taken in the framework of checks repeated on the 7th day since the arrival of indivicuals who returned from the UK and are isolated in hotels, 29 cases out of 1.169 samples taken at the private initiative, 8 cases out of 287 samples taken by the Microbiological labs of General Hospitals and 103 cases out of 5.611 samples tested using antigen rapid tests.

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