Nine deaths and 3.786 new COVID-19 cases were announced by the Cyprus Health Ministry on Friday for the week between April 22 and 28, 2022. In total, 143,329 tests were carried out with a positivity rate of 2.64%.
The deaths concern six men, aged 75, 77, 78, 82, 89, and 93 and three women, one was 59 and the other two were both 87 years old. So far 1,015 people have died from COVID-19, while the total number of cases recorded in the Republic of Cyprus to date is 480,220.
In addition, 89 patients with COVID-19 are in hospital, among them, 20 are in serious condition. Ten of these are intubated and the other 10 are being treated in high-dependency units. According to the Health Ministry, 42.70% of patients are not vaccinated.
There are also 11 post-Covid patients who continue to be intubated in Intensive Care Units.
The new cases announced concern 482 detected through PCR tests and 3,304 from rapid tests.
Nine cases were detected through contact tracing, 347 cases emerged through testing on private initiative, 2,297 positive cases emerged through rapid tests and 1,007 cases were recorded through the testing programs of the Ministry of Health. These include 950 found positive at testing sites, 56 in nursing homes, and one in the National Guard.