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One death, 266 new PCR cases, another 238 from rapid tests

The Health Ministry announced one new death from Coronavirus on Sunday, a man aged 81 with underlying conditions who was being treated at the Nicosia Hospital.

This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 112, 73 men and 39 women with an average age of 79 years.

A total of 266 people tested positive to a PCR test on Sunday out of 1,970 tests bringing the total number of cases in Cyprus since the start of the outbreak to 19,657.

Another 238 people tested positive to a rapid antigen test today out of 3,955 tests. These need to be verified by a PCR test.

The 266 new cases found from PCR tests are as follows:

  • 90 from tracing the contacts of confirmed cases (512 tests today)
  • 16 from private initiative (249 tests today)
  • 19 from hospital labs (263 tests today)
  • 7 through referrals from Personal Doctors (358 tests today)
  • 134 from verification of cases who tested positive to a rapid antigen test in previous days (138 tests today)

There were another 450 PCR tests to passengers at Larnaca and Paphos airports but all came out negative.

The 238 new cases found from rapid antigen tests are as follows:

District Test location Number of tests Number of positives
Limassol Central area 330 13
Polemidia 234 27
Total: 564 40
Positivity rate: 7,09%
Larnaca Central area – Point A 461 38
Central area – Point B 464 45
Total: 925 83
Positivity rate: 8,97%
Nicosia Strovolos 811 25
Nicosia 346 20
Lakatamia 471 22
Total: 1,628 67
Positivity rate: 4,12%
Paphos Central area 276 6
Total: 276 6
Positivity rate: 2,17%
Famagusta Paralimni 329 17
Total: 329 17
Positivity rate: 5,18%

Health professionals


Public and private hospitals island-wide 17 0
Care homes Larnaca 14 6
Nicosia 72 15
Private initiative Rapid tests taken on own initiative at private labs 130 4
Total: 130 4
Positivity rate: 3,08%


A total of 154 patients with Coronavirus are being treated in hospitals across Cyprus, of whom 57 in serious condition.

Of the 57 serious cases, 25 are intubated in the ICU.

The situation in detail at Cyprus’ hospitals is as follows:

Hospital Ward Number of patients
Famagusta (68 patients) Increased Care Unit 6
COVID Ward 62

(46 patients)

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 25 (1 not intubated)
COVID Ward 10
Increased Care Unit 11

(39 patients)

COVID Ward 24
Increased Care Unit 14

(1 patient)

COVID Ward 1


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