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Coronavirus: More than 3,000 cases recorded during last two weeks of November

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More than 3,000 coronavirus cases were recorded during that last couple of weeks of November according to the latest epidemiological report, released on Friday.

According to the national report on coronavirus, prepared by the health ministry’s epidemiological surveillance unit, 3,064 cases were recorded between November 17 and 30. The median age of these cases was 37 with the majority of cases, 82.6 per cent, locally-acquired. Only 36 cases concern people who arrived from abroad, while it is unknown how 498 people contracted the virus.

Among all cases diagnosed over this period 1,270 were reported in the Nicosia district, 918 in Limassol, 404 in Larnaca, 226 in the Famagusta district and 135 in Paphos. Another 71 were reported either in the British bases or were from those who lived abroad or information was not available.

By age group, cases include 477 infants, children and adolescents aged 0 to 17 years, 2,053 adults aged 18 to 59 years, 527 people aged 60 and older. Information was not available for seven people.

Among cases diagnosed until November 30, 52 deaths due to Covid-19 were reported in Cyprus.

Twenty-three deaths were reported among residents in the Limassol district, 10 in Larnaca, nine in Paphos, seven in Nicosia, and three in the Famagusta district.

According to a second report by the epidemiological surveillance unit, between March and December 3, 74 deaths of people with Covid-19 were recorded; 49 men and 25 women. For 53 of these people, Covid-19 was the cause of their death.

The highest frequency of deaths occured in the age group 80 to 84 years (23 per cent of the total number of deaths) while one in five deaths concerns people between 75 and 79.

Almost half of the 74 deaths were recorded in November when 35 people died: 23 of Covid-19 and 12 of other, underlying conditions.

Of the 35 deaths recorded in November, the majority, 71 per cent, concerned people who were living in the Limassol district.

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