Cyprus reports ten deaths from COVID and 2,667 new cases in last 7 days, 90 patients in hospital, positivity at 3.92%

Cyprus Health Ministry on Friday announced that between 13-19 January ten people died due to COVID while 2,667 new cases were diagnosed. Ninety people are receiving treatment in hospital while the positivity rate stands now at 3.92%.

The deceased are 9 males and 1 female aged 72-90 years.

A total of 1,280 have lost their lives since the pandemic broke out on the island and 640,729 cases have been reported.

Eighteen patients are in a serious condition, of whom 5 are intubated and 13 are in an ACU. Also, the Ministry said that 3 patients who are no longer infectious are intubated in an ICU.

A total of 68,093 tests were carried out. PCR tests were 1,959 and 205 cases were reported (Positivity rate PR 10.46%) while 66,134 tests were rapid tests and 2,462 cases were diagnosed (PR 3.72%).

On private initiative, 1,497 PCR tests were conducted and 86 cases were reported (PR 5.74%) while from 42,411 tests, 2,187 came back positive (PR 5.16%).

Via the Ministry’s programmes a total of 23,723 rapid tests were conducted and 275 cases were reported while at testing points 15,456 rapid tests were carried out and 161 came back positive (PR 1.04%).

In primary schools 4 cases were detected from 1,004 rapid tests (PR 0.4%), in nursing homes from a total of 5,669 tests 105 cases were reported (PR 1.85%) while in closed units 5 cases were reported from 1,594 tests (PR 0.31%).

Source: Cyprus News Agency