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538 new cases of COVID-19, no deaths on Thursday

The Health Ministry announced 538 new Coronavirus cases out of 88,694 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Thursday, 2 December, taking confirmed infections to 135,503.

The 538 cases through PCR and rapid tests are as follows:

  • 55 taken through the process of tracing of contacts of already confirmed cases (682 tests today)
  • 14 taken within the framework of checking passengers at Larnaca and Paphos Airports (4,605 tests today)
  • 75 through private initiative (2,384 tests today)
  • 13 taken within the framework of public hospital labs (288 tests today)
  • 257 from antigen rapid tests conducted privately (49,688 tests today)
  • 124 confirmed cases found through 30,977 antigen rapid tests.

Additionally the following tests took place but no confirmed cases were found:

  • 69 tests were taken within the framework of GP referrals program
  • One tests conducted within the framework of checking closed structures.

Analytically the 124 confirmed cases from the antigen rapid tests:

  Confirmed Cases
Larnaca 9
Limassol 10
Nicosia 40
Paphos 14
Famagusta 3
Old people’s homes 4
Schools 43
National Guard 0
Closed structures 1
Sampling at airports 0

In total, 29 patients with SARS-CoV-2 are being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital including seven in the Increased Care Unit. Moreover, 10 patients are being treated at the COVID-19 unit of the Nicosia General Hospital and five in the Increased Care Unit.

Some 19 patients are being treated at the COVID-19 unit of the Limassol General Hospital and 10 in the Increased Care Unit. Also 15 patients are being treated at the COVID-19 unit of the Paphos General Hospital and three patients at the COVID-19 unit. Finally, 21 patients are being treated in the ICUs including three patients who are not intubated.

 

 

 

 

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