Cyprus records 16 deaths more and 6,863 new COVID-19 cases

Cyprus on Friday announced 16 more deaths from COVID-19 and 6,863 new cases, recorded between July 22 and 28. Seven of the deaths, occurred earlier in the year, between January and July 21.

According to the Health Ministry, 95,172 tests were carried out with a positivity rate of 7.21%.

The deaths concern eight men, aged 63, 64, 67, 70, 70, 75, 78, and 78, and eight women aged 70, 73, 78, 83, 84, 88, 88, and 100. This brings the number of deaths from COVID-19 so far to 1,115.

The Ministry said that, 562,911 COVID-19 cases have been recorded so far.

Currently, 76 patients with COVID-19 are being treated in hospital, including seven who are in serious condition; four of them are in intensive care units (ICU), three of whom intubated, and three in a high-dependency unit.

Three post-COVIDpatients continue to be intubated in the ICU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency