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Covid-19: 62% of new cases in first fortnight of July imported

Fresh data released by the Cyprus Health Ministry show that 84.9% of alive coronavirus cases have recovered, while the island's hospitals are currently not treating any patients for the virus

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A sum of 62% of the new COVID-19 cases announced in the Republic of Cyprus during the first two weeks of July were imported, while 38% were locally-acquired.

According to the Coronavirus National Surveillance Report prepared by the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health, of the 26 new cases announced since July 1, 16 were imported while 10 were locally-acquired.

By July 14, a total of 1,024 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths (case fatality rate: 2.5%) were reported in the Republic of Cyprus.

Among these cases, 18.8% or 192 were healthcare workers - 3.9% or 40 were physicians, 9.5% or 97 were nurses, 1.3% or 13 held other healthcare positions, and 4.1 or 42 were auxiliary staff.

The median age of cases was 44 years (Interquartile range - IQR: 30-58 years); 51.8% are male and 48.2% are female.

In total, 17.7% or 181 of cases received hospital care, and two (1.1%) are still hospitalised (either for treatment of COVID-19 symptoms or for pre-existing conditions). Median age of all hospitalized patients is 62 years (IQR: 48-73 years) and 64.6% are males.

Currently, there are no patients in intensive care units.

Among cases alive, 847 (84.9%) cases have recovered.

A total of 176,174 tests have been performed as of July 14 (20,113.5 per 100,000 population).

Overall, from the 879 cases for which the place of exposure was known, 678 or 78.2% were locally acquired infections – 8.3% or 57 of these were related to the General Hospital in Paphos and 12.2% or 84 were reported in the Aradippou municipality.

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