Cyprus Mail

Coronavirus: 6,685 infections in two weeks

national report

Cyprus’ cumulative 14-day diagnosis rate (per 100,000) as of December 6 stands at 752.8 while over a million rapid tests were carried out during that period, the health ministry said on Friday

Notably, Cyprus’ peak 14-day diagnosis rate was back in early August when the figure nearly reached 1,800.

According to Friday’s national surveillance report, 6,685 infections were recorded between November 23 and December 6, of which 96.5 per cent were locally acquired.

During the past two weeks, 1,022,002 rapid tests along with 108,513 PCR tests were carried out, corresponding to 12,219 PCR and 115,090 rapid tests per 100,000 people.

The ministry also offered a demographic analysis of the recorded infections: 0-19-year-olds accounted for 30.2 per cent, the 20-59 bracket stood at 58.5 per cent while those aged 60 and above were at 11.3 per cent.

Nicosia topped the charts for infections, with 2,702 cases reported in the capital (41 per cent), while Limassol recorded 1,445 (21.9 per cent). Larnaca was at 1,186 (18 per cent), Paphos with 872 (13.2 per cent) and, finally, 379 (5.8 per cent) in Famagusta.

Notably, 92 per cent of those infected reported at least one symptom.

As for the hospitalised, the median age of those receiving treatment is 65 while 57.3 per cent had comorbidities (underlying health conditions), as of December 8.

The median age of those in ICUs is 67 while 55.6 per cent have underlying health conditions.

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