Two people lost their lives to COVID19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 235, 156 men (66%) and
79 women (34%) with 79 being their median age.

The Ministry of Health announced that 165 patients are receiving treatment in state hospitals, 30 of whom in a serious condition.

Meanwhile, 415 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed out of 34,079 tests (positivity rate 1.22%). 

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 38,065 people tested positive.

The two patients who died were two women 58 and 76 year old, both with underlying conditions. 

Out of the 30 patients who are in a critical condition, 15 are intubated. In the Famagusta General Hospital there are 72 patients, 39 are in the Nicosia General Hospital, 50 in the Limassol General Hospital and 4 in the Makario Hospital in Nicosia.

From the 34,079 laboratory tests done in the last 24 hours 2,683 were done with the PCR method and the rest with the antigen rapid test method.

The 415 cases were found as follows: 96 were detected after contact tracing of primary contacts, 32 after tests done upon private initiative, 13 were found from samples taken at the Microbiology Laboratories of the General Hospitals, 9 from antigen rapid testings done in private laboratories, and 265 from antigen rapid tests done in the framework of the Ministry of Health`s programme.

Meanwhile, no cases were found after 226 samples taken at airports and 279 tests done after GP referrals.

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