Four people died from COVID-19 in the period between July 1-7 while hospitalizations rose to 97. According to the Health Ministry, the positivity rate is now at 13.42% after 14,914 new cases were recorded.
The deceased are all males ages 87, 91, 92 and 69 years old.
Total deaths since the pandemic broke out reached 1,079 and total cases rose to 530,510.
Of the 97 patients, 8 are in serious condition, 1 is intubated and 7 are in a high dependency unit. Moreover, 3 patients who are no longer infectious are intubated in an ICU.
A total of 111,137 tests were carried out, and 5,052 were PCR of which 1,043 cases were detected (Positivity rate PR 20.65%). The rapid tests were 106,085 and 13,871 came back positive (PR 13.08%). In the framework of contact tracing a total of 13 PCR tests were done and 5 were positive (PR 38.46%) while on the private initiative the number of PCR tests taken was 4,332 and 850 came back positive (PR 19.62%). A total of 91,263 rapid tests were conducted and 13,271 cases were reported (PR 14.54%).
Via the Ministry's programs, a total of 14,822 rapid tests were carried out and 600 cases were reported while at testing units 492 cases were detected from a total of 6,734 rapid tests.
In the army from a total of 373 rapid tests, 27 cases were detected (PR 7.24%), in nursing homes 47 cases were reported from 4,880 rapid tests (PR 0.96%), and in closed units 34 cases were reported from 2,835 tests (PR 1.2%).