Four deaths from COVID-19 between 1-7 July, hospitalisations rise to 97, positivity rate at 13.42%,

Four people passed away from COVID-19 while hospitalisations rose to 97 and the positivity rate is now at 13.42%, the Health Ministry announced on Friday. The figures are for the period between July 1-7. New cases were 14,914.

The deceased are all males, 87 years old, 91, 92 and 69 who lost their lives between July 2-July 4.

Total deaths since the pandemic broke out reached 1,079 and total cases rose to 530,510.

Of the 97 patients, 8 are in serious condition, 1 is intubated and 7 are in a high dependency unit. Moreover 3 patients who are no longer infectious are intubated in an ICU.

A total of 111,137 tests were carried out, and 5,052 were PCR of which 1,043 cases were detected (Positivity rate PR 20.65%). The rapid tests were 106,085 and 13,871 came back positive (PR 13.08%). In the framework of contact tracing a total of 13 PCR tests were done and 5 were positive (PR 38.46%) while on private initiative the PCR were 4,332 and 850 came back positive (PR 19.62%). A total of 91,263 rapid tests were conducted and 13,271 cases were reported (PR 14.54%).

Via the Ministry’s programmes a total of 14,822 rapid tests were carried out and 600 cases were reported while at testing units 492 cases were detected from a total of 6,734 rapid tests.

In the army from a total of 373 rapid tests, 27 cases were detected (PR 7.24%), in nursing homes 47 cases were reported from 4,880 rapid tests (PR 0.96%) while in closed units 34 cases were reported from 2,835 tests (PR 1.2%).

Source: Cyprus News Agency