According to the national report published by the Ministry of Health, August was Cyprus' worst month in terms of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The data published covers positive cases up until September 13, as well as reports of deaths up until September 15.
Some of the highlights below:
- In August 2021, the number of deaths (93 deaths) from underlying causes of COVID-19 increased by 102% compared to July 2021 and is considered the worst month in terms of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
- As of September 13th, 2021, 117,754 COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed, of which 544 died due to COVID-19 (case fatality risk: 0.5%).
- In the last 14 days (31 August – 13 September, 2021), 2,313 cases were diagnosed. The 14-day cumulative diagnosis rate is 260.5 per 100,000 population. The median age was 33 years, of which, 50.9% were males and 49.1% females. Of the origin of exposure, 8.5% were imported and 91.5% were locally-acquired.
- As of September 15th, 2021, 111 people were still hospitalized. The median age of patients still hospitalized due to COVID-19 is 61 years, of which 59.5% are males. 38.8% are from Limassol district. Fifty-two cases (61.9%) still hospitalised have underlying issues.
- Of 24 cases in intensive care units (ICU), 22 cases are intubated. The median age of current ICU patients is 60 and 16 (66.7%) are males.
- Over the last 14 days, 69,551 RT PCR and 652,959 rapid antigen tests have been performed (7,832.3 RT PCR and 73,531.4 rapid antigen tests per 100,000 population).