Authorities in Cyprus announced on Tuesday 420 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country last March, to 37,650. In the meantime, 154 people are being treated in hospitals for the disease, 29 of whom in a serious condition. The positivity rate across Cyprus was 1.21%.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Health, no people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday, therefore the number of deaths in Cyprus remains at 233, 156 men (67%) and 77 women (33%). The median age of the people who died is 79.
Out of 154 patients in hospitals, 29 are in a serious condition, 15 of them are intubated, four are treated in an ICU but without the help of a ventilator and 10 are in an Advanced Care Unit.
A total of 34,799 tests, 3,312 by PCR method and 31,487 by antigen rapid tests, were carried out on Tuesday, detecting 420 new positive cases (positivity rate 1.21%) and bringing the total number of cases to 37,650, the press release says.
The cases announced were detected as follows: Out of 600 samples taken in the context of contact tracing 95 people tested positive; out of 400 samples from passengers 5 tested positive, out of 1,697 samples taken privately 82 people tested positive; out of 325 samples taken at the General Hospitals Microbiology Labs 16 people tested positive; out of 394 samples tested by antigen rapid tests in private labs 10 people tested positive; out of 31.093 samples also tested by antigen rapid tests but through the Health Ministry`s programme 212 people tested positive.
In addition, no one tested positive out of 290 samples tested on GP referrals and the screening of special groups of people through the public health centres.
Geographically, in Nicosia, out of 10,704 rapid tests 48 people tested positive, with the positivity rate reaching 0.45%, in Limassol out of 8,413 tests 131 people tested positive with the positivity rate reaching 1.56%, in Larnaca out of 3,990 tests 16 people tested positive with the positivity rate reaching 0.40%, in Pafos out of 2,602 tests 14 people tested positive, with the positivity rate reaching 0.54%, and in Famagusta out of 1,121 tests, no one tested positive. Two people tested positive at Ergates Industrial Area and one in the National Guard.