Cyprus' Health Ministry announced that between 18-24 November 8 deaths were reported due to COVID-19 while new cases reached 4,214. The total number of patients in hospital are 74 and positivity rate now stands at 5.7%.
The deceased are four men and four women between 73 and 99 years of age. Total deaths are now at 1,226. Out 74 people treated in hospital, seven are in a serious condition while one who is no longer infectious is being treated at an ICU.
A total of 73,973 tests were carried out. PCR were 2,181 and 199 cases were reported (PR positivity rate 9.12%), total Rapid Tests were 71,792 and positive cases were 4,015 (PR 5.59%).
On private initiative a total of 1,705 PCR tests were carried out and 135 cases were recorded (PR 7.92%) while 45,082 rapid tests were done which 3,683 came back positive (PR 8.17%).
Via the Ministry’s programme 26,710 rapid tests were carried out and 332 cases were recorded while at testing points the rapid tests carried out were 14,965 and 203 were positive (PR 1.36%).
In primary schools 809 tests were conducted and 6 were positive (PR 0.74%) while in high schools 7 cases were reported from a total of 1,094 tests (PR 0.64%).
In special schools 425 tests were done with 1 case (PR 0.24%), in the army 334 tests were conducted with 1 case (PR 0.3%), in nursing homes 86 cases were reported from 4,969 tests (PR 1.73%) and in closed units from 4,114 tests, 28 cases were recorded (PR 0.68%).