Cyprus recorded one death and another 1,869 COVID-19 cases in the past week, the Health Ministry announced on Friday. A total of 67,808 tests were carried out between September 2 and 8, with the positivity rate at 2.76%.
The deceased was a woman, 92, who passed away on Monday. So far, the disease has claimed the lives of 1,173 people in Cyprus. Total cases recorded since the start of the pandemic are 579,899.
According to the Ministry's press release, 44 patients are being treated in hospital, including five who are in serious condition. Two are in intensive care, one of whom intubated, and three are being treated in a high-dependency unit. Three post-Covid patients are intubated in the intensive care.
As regards the cases detected between September 2 and 8, 148 emerged out of 2,406 PCR tests carried out and 1,721 out of 65,402 rapid tests. In particular, 1,743 cases were detected in tests carried out privately, 83 through the Health Ministry’s screening programme; 41 emerged at testing sites, seven in the National Guard, 24 in nursing homes and 11 in closed structures.