Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: Fully vaccinated less than 1% of new cases

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Fully vaccinated people make up less than one per cent of new coronavirus cases in Cyprus, while about five per cent concerns those who received one dose of the jab, health authorities said on Friday.

Vaccinated people who tested positive are either asymptomatic or experience mild symptoms, the head of the contact tracing team Valentinos Silvestros told the Trito radio.

The remaining 95 per cent of cases concern unvaccinated people.

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou, who tweeted about the recent data, referred to the protection offered by the vaccines against Covid-19, saying “we are building the wall of immunity”.

In previous months almost all the cases were domestic, while “now more than ten per cent of cases are imported,” Silvestros added. These concern immigrants, tourists and students. The head of the contact tracing team highlighted the need to strengthen control measures at the various entry points to the republic.

The data emerged a day after the health ministry said that vaccinations are paying off, citing the significant drop in daily Covid cases and hospitalisations.

The online vaccination portal is available for people aged 40 between 7.30am on Friday and 5.30pm on Monday.

Until Wednesday, 57.6 per cent of the population was vaccinated with one dose while 37.9 per cent have completed their vaccination regime.






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