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Cyprus administers 32,000 people with both vaccine doses

116,331 have so far received their first dose, while a new epidemiological report showed the cumulative diagnosis of new cases surged to 397.3 per 100,000 population


The Health Ministry said almost 32,000 people were by Thursday fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Specifically, 31,968 people had received both vaccine doses while 116,331 have so far received their first dose, of which 1,489 belong to vulnerable groups.

Meanwhile, a new national surveillance report published Friday dealing with the period February 24-March 9 showed that the coronavirus case fatality risk stands at 0.6%, while among cases alive 87.4% have recovered.

The data showed that during that two week period, 99% of cases were locally acquired. Limassol is by far the most affected district with a share of 65% of cases reported, while out of 171 people in hospital, 70.8% of them are from the district.

By March 9, a total of 36,786 coronavirus cases were diagnosed, and the death toll stood at 236.

Between February 24-March 9, 3,528 cases were diagnosed, marking a cumulative diagnosis rate of 397.3 per 100,000 population.

According to the report, during the two week period, 39,725 PCR and 522,215 rapid antigen tests were performed (4,473.5 PCR and 58,808 rapid antigen tests per 100,000 population).

The median age of cases was 37 years (Interquartile range - IQR: 23-52 years); 53.1% were females (1,875), 46.7% males (1,646), and for seven cases (0.2%) information is not currently available. By place of exposure: 1% (35) were imported and 99% (3,493) were locally-acquired.

By age group, cases included 717 infants, children and adolescents aged 0-19 years-old (20.3%), 2,250 adults aged 20-59 years (63.8%), 557 persons aged 60 years and older (15.8%), and for four cases (0.1%) information is not currently available.

Geographically, the report showed that among all cases diagnosed during the two week period, 2,292 (65%) were reported in the Limassol district, 742 (21%) in Nicosia, 224 (6.4%) in Larnaca, 158 (4.5%) in Paphos, 59 (1.7%) in Famagusta, and 53 (1.5%) were reported either in the British bases or had a residence abroad, or information was not available.

On March 11, 171 people were still hospitalized. The median age of patients still hospitalized is 65 years (IQR: 54-73 years), while 59.1% (101) are males, and 70.8% (121) are from the Limassol district.

Out of 22 cases in intensive care units (ICU), 18 were intubated. The median age of current ICU patients is 68 years (IQR: 61-69) and 18 (81.8%) are males. Eighteen (81.8%) patients currently in ICU have pre-existing conditions.

Overall, 5.3% (1,933) of people with COVID-19 received hospital care. The median age of hospitalized patients was 65 years (IQR: 52-76 years). Hospitalized cases were mainly males (1,121; 58%). Meanwhile, 199 cases (10.3% of all hospitalized patients) have been admitted to the ICU. The median age of patients ever admitted to ICU was 69 years (IQR: 62-76 years). ICU patients were mainly male (136; 68.3%). The overall median length of stay in ICU (for all ICU cases) was 14 days (IQR: 8-27 days).

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