Cyprus reports 2 deaths and 5,048 new COVID cases on New Year’s Eve, 180 patients in hospitals

Cyprus Health Ministry on Friday announced 2 deaths from COVID and 5,048 new cases, breaking yet another record as cases on the island are on rise the past few days. The positivity rate is now at 2.98% . Total deaths rose to 638 and of cases to 166,827.

Moreover the Ministry announced that 180 patients are in hospitals, 79 of whom are in serious condition. Figures show that 85.48% of the patients are unvaccinated.

The Ministry also said that 18 post-COVID patients who are no longer infectious are intubated in an ICU.

Today`s cases were detected from a total of 169,476 tests.

The deceased are a male 76 years old who passed away at the ICU of Nicosia General Hospital and a female 78 years of age who died at the Reference Hospital in Famagusta.

Of all the deaths 405 are male (63,5%) and 233 are female (36,5%) and t

Source: Cyprus News Agency