Cyprus Mail

Eight deaths, more than 2,000 new Covid infections in past week

covid, covid-19, coronavirus

The health ministry announced that eight people died from covid between February 17-23, along with 2,062 people testing positive.

The deaths are those of six men – aged 67, 82, 85, two 89-year-olds, and a 90-year-old – along with two women aged 86 and 91.

Their deaths raise the total fatalities attributed to covid to 1,305.

The ministry added that there are 48 covid patients.

During the past week, 69,346 tests were carried out which returned 2,062 positives – at a rate of 2.97 per cent. Rapid tests accounted for 67,528 such checks and returned 1,954 positives at a rate of 2,89 per cent.

Care homes carried out 4,709 tests and identified 64 positives. Primary schools did 639 checks and found four positives, while secondary schools saw 1,224 tests and 13 positives.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

Paphos man arrested for throwing stones at courthouse windows

Tom Cleaver

Cyprus Business Now

Kyriacos Nicolaou

Erdogan to call for energy cooperation with Cyprus in Greek talks

Nikolaos Prakas

Trouble brewing at the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra amid fears state funding will be cut off

Andria Kades

Cyprus pitches humanitarian corridor in meeting with UK defence minister

Andria Kades

Cyprus failed to carry out screenings for billions in foreign investment, report reveals

Andria Kades