Coronavirus: six more deaths, 632 new cases announced on Thursday (Updated)

The health ministry announced six more deaths on Thursday from Covid-19, and 632 new cases diagnosed form both PCR and rapid tests.

This brings the total deaths to 125.

The people who died were aged between 79 and 90, five men and one woman. All had underlying conditions but their deaths were attributed to Covid.

They were:

– A 91-year-old man  who lived in the Nea Eleousa care home in Agros and ended up at the Limassol General Hospital.

– A man, aged 80, at Limassol hospital.

– A man, aged 84, at the Famagusta reference hospital.

– A man, aged 90 at the Famagusta hospital.

– A man aged 79 at the General Hospital of Famagusta.

– A woman aged 90 at Limassol General Hospital.

The death so far have comprised of 83 men and 42 women with an average age of 80.

There are 160 people currently in hospitals, 46 of whom are in serious condition, the ministry said. Of the 46 patients who are critical, 22 are intubated, five are in high dependency units and 19 in intensive care.

A total of 12,643 tests were carried out, 3,739 were with PCR and 8,904 were rapid antigen tests, and with the 632 new cases, this brings the total number of positives to 22,651.

From the PCR testing, 152 cases were contact traced, two were air passengers, 111 came through private initiative, 41 from hospital lab testing, while 326 of the positives were detected from the rapid tests.