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No deaths from coronavirus, only 41 new cases on Saturday

No deaths from coronavirus were recorded in the past 24 hours and only 41 new cases have been detected out of a total of 49,462 tests, the Health Ministry announced on Saturday.

The island’s positivity rate now stands at 0.08 per cent, the Ministry also said.

As for the number of deaths from coronavirus since the pandemic broke out in March last year this is 363 while recorded cases rose to 72,750.

At the same time, 45 people were being treated in hospital with 18 in serious or critical condition.

Of the 18 patients, 11 were intubated, one was being treated in the ICU without intubation, and six were in high dependency units.

The Ministry also said 15 infections were found among 2,277 samples tested privately while two cases were detected in 679 tested by private labs and pharmacies using rapid antigen tests.

And 23 cases were detected in 43,877 samples tested as part of the government’s mass screening programme.

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