Cyprus announced five deaths due to Covid-19 with new infections rising to 2.789 from September 30 to 6 October.
The five deaths concern three men and two women, all aged 80 and over.
The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 rose to 1,187, with the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic amounting to 590.783.
According to Ministry of Health’s weekly report, a total of 68,015 tests were carried out with the overall positivity rate rising to 4.1%.
Furthermore, the number of patients treated in hospitals stands at 44 patients, of whom four in serious condition. Meanwhile, two patients who have ceased to be infectious continue to be intubated due to COVID in an Intensive Care Unit.
According to the Health Ministry press release, 2 229 molecular tests (PCR) resulted in 158 positive cases, with a positivity rate of 7.09%. In addition, 65,786 rapid tests were carried out, resulting in 2,631 positive cases, with a positivity rate of 4%.
In total, 1,839 PCR tests were carried out on private initiative, detecting 120 positive cases, with a rate of 6.53%, while 43,220 rapid antigen tests were carried out and 2,498 positive cases were detected, with a positivity rate of 5.78%.
Meanwhile, 22,566 rapid antigen tests were carried out through the Ministry of Health programmes and 133 positive cases were detected, while 10,420 rapid tests were carried out at the sampling sites detecting 87 positive cases, with a positivity rate of 0.83%.
According to the Ministry, 1,713 rapid tests were carried out in primary schools with six positive cases detected, while 2596 rapid tests carried out in high schools detecting 10 new infections with a positivity rate of 0.39%.
Furthermore, 27 rapid tests were performed by the National Guard detecting two new infections (positivity rate of 7.41%) while 4,550 tests were carried out in nursing homes detecting 13 new cases (0.29%) and 3,260 rapid tests were carried out in closed structures, after which 15 new cases were diagnosed (0.46%)