There was some mixed news in Cyprus on Friday, after a National Surveillance Report showed COVID-19 still prevalent at high levels despite some improvement.
According to the NSR dated 1 May 2021, data contained in the report included COVID deaths up to May 3, with a total of 328 and mortality rate at 36.9 per 100,000.
On May 3, which was Easter Monday for the Greek Orthodox community, daily deaths due to COVID-19 hit a new record on the island. Seven hospitalized patients lost the battle, four of whom had no vaccination history according to reports.
According to the report six in ten deaths during the pandemic occurred in 2021
Additional data also showed that deaths up to May 5 revealed that six out of ten deaths during the pandemic occurred in 2021, with December and January accounting for the greatest loss of life at 43%, with April following at 16%.
In the last 14 days evaluated in the report, the cumulative diagnosis rate was 1,034.5 per 100,000 population, registering a small drop from the previous 14-day period when it was recorded at 1,145.6 per 100,000.
All districts recorded a drop apart from Famagusta, while Limassol hit the hardest with life loss from COVID-19 (123 or 38%). Nicosia district followed with 110, Larnaca third with 55, followed by Paphos at 23 and Famagusta with 14 or 4%. District residence status remained unknown for in three deaths or 1%.
The report also said Limassol had the highest mortality rate with 49.5 deaths per 100,000 population. Larnaca follows with 36.9 deaths per 100,000 and Nicosia with 31.5 deaths per 100,000 population.