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Coronavirus: more than 40% of total cases since March recorded in the last 14 days


More than 40 per cent of the island’s approximately 3,400 Covid cases were detected over the past 14 days alone, according to figures by the National Surveillance Report which was published on Thursday by the epidemiological surveillance unit of the ministry of health.

The figures, which run to October 24, showed the median age of those testing positive being 32 years.

As of October 24th, a total of 3,388 people have tested positive and 32 deaths have been reported in Cyprus. The 14-day cumulative notification rate was 158.1 per 100,000 population.
In the 14 days, October 11 to 24, 1,374 people tested positive, 51.7 per cent male. By place of exposure, 7.4 per cent were imported, 89.5 per cent were locally-acquired, and for 3.1 per cent, the place of exposure remains unknown.

As of October 24, some 33 people were hospitalised. The median age of those is 58 years and 57.6 per cent are male. The mean age of the two ICU patients is 68 years, and both are male.
A total of 461,136 tests had been performed as of October 24.  Over the last 14 days 50,719 tests were carried out.

Among all cases diagnosed over the past 14 days, some 794 (57.8 per cent) were reported in Limassol, 222 (16.2 per cent) in Paphos, 149(10.8 per cent) in Nicosia, 117 (8.5 per cent) in Larnaca, 36 (2.6 per cent in the Famagusta area, and 56 (4.1 per cent) were reported either in the British bases or had a residence abroad, or information was not available.

In total, 8.6 per cent or 292 people who tested positive received hospital care, as of October 24.The median age of hospitalised patients was 59 years

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