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Health Ministry announced 6 deaths from COVID and 3,611 new cases

12/08/2022 12:52

Cyprus on Friday announced 6 more deaths from COVID-19 and 3,611 new cases, recorded between August 5 and August 11.

According to the Health Ministry, 70,602 tests were carried out with a positivity rate of 5.11%.

The deaths concern 4 men and 2 women, with ages ranging from 72 to 95. This brings the number of deaths from COVID-19 so far to 1,149.

The Ministry said that, 571,994 COVID-19 cases have been recorded so far.

Currently, 84 patients with COVID-19 are being treated in hospital, including eleven who are in a serious condition; six of them are intubated, and five in a high-dependency unit.

Three post-COVID patients continue to be intubated in the ICU.

Total PCR tests in the past seven days was 3,022 with 302 positive results and a positivity rate of 9.99%, while total antigen rapid tests were 67,580 with 3,309 positive results and a positivity rate of 4.9%.

In particular, out of 4 PCR tests carried out through contact tracing, no-one tested positive. Out of 2,574 PCR tests carried out on a private initiative 216 cases were detected. Another 3,070 people tested positive out of 47,317 rapid antigen tests carried out privately. 

A total of 20,263 rapid antigen tests were carried out in the context of Ministry of Health screening programmes detecting 239 cases. These include 12,185 tests in testing units with 182 cases, 370 tests in the National Guard with 6 cases, 5,072 tests in homes for the elderly with 44 positives and 2,636 tests in closed structures with 7 positive results.