Cyprus announced two deaths due to COVID-19 with 2,759 new cases detected from 7-13 October.
The deaths concern a woman, aged 89 and a man, aged 84.
The overall number of deaths due to COVID-19 rose to 1,189, with the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic reaching 593,542.
According to the Ministry of Health’s weekly report, a total of 66,500 tests were carried out with the overall positivity rate rising to 4.15%.
Furthermore, the number of patients treated in hospitals rose to 53 from 44 last week. Seven are in serious condition with three intubated in the ICU. Meanwhile, three patients who have ceased to be infectious continue to be intubated due to COVID in an Intensive Care Unit.
According to the Health Ministry press release, 2,207 molecular tests (PCR) resulted in 184 positive cases, with a positivity rate of 8.34%. In addition, 64,293 rapid tests were carried out, resulting in 2,575 positive cases, with a positivity rate of 4.01%.
In total, 1,863 PCR tests were carried out on private initiative, detecting 122 positive cases, with a rate of 6.55%, while 43,972 rapid antigen tests were carried out and 2,450 positive cases were detected, with a positivity rate of 5.57%.
Meanwhile, 20,321 rapid antigen tests were carried out through the Ministry of Health programs and 125 positive cases were detected, while 10,181 rapid tests were carried out at the sampling sites detecting 77 positive cases, with a positivity rate of 0.76%.
According to the Ministry, 169 rapid tests were carried out in primary schools with only one positive case detected, while 2,303 rapid tests were carried out in high schools resulting in four new infections with a positivity rate of 0.17%.
Furthermore, 4,168 tests were carried out in nursing homes detecting 20 new cases (0.48%) and 3,500 rapid tests were carried out in closed structures, after which 23 new cases were diagnosed (0.66%)