Cyprus reports 5 deaths and 2.947 new COVID cases the week up to 22/12, positivity rate at 4.34%

Cyprus Health Ministry announced Friday that the week between 16-22/12 five more deaths from COVID and 2,947 cases were reported. The positivity rate now stands at 4.34% and 73 patients are in hospital.

The deceased are 5 males and 2 females from 61 to 95 years of age. Total deaths since the pandemic broke out rose to 1.255. Of the 73 patients in hospital, 11 are in serious condition and 2 who are no longer infectious are intubate in an ICU.

A total of 67.962 tests were conducted and 1.985 were PCR of which 211 positive cases were detected (positivity rate PR 10.63%)

Total number of Rapid Tests were 65.977 and 2.736 came back positive (PR 4,15%).

On private initiative 1.516 PCR tests were carried out and 133 were detected (PR 8,77%) while the rapid tests were 42.779 and 2.515 cases were reported (PR 5.88%).

A total of 23.198 tests were done via the Ministry’s programs and 221 cases were detected while at testing points 154 cases were reported from 14.436 rapid tests (PR 1.07%).

In elementary schools 573 rapid tests were conducted with zero cases while in high schools from 1.141 tests 6 cases were reported (PR 0.53%). In nursing homes 51 cases were detected from 4.962 rapid tests (PR 1.03%) while in closed united the rapid tests given were 2.086 and 10 cases were found (PR 0.48%).

Source: Cyprus News Agency