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Rising flu cases hit Cyprus, 39 hospital admissions

Cyprus sees spike in influenza A and B cases

Newsroom / CNA

There is an increase in cases of Influenza A and B in Cyprus and 39 people have been admitted to the hospital, Director of Medical Services and Public Health Services, Elisavet Constantinou, told the Cyprus News Agency on Friday.

Replying to CNA questions she said that the number of COVID cases is going down this particular period.

According to Constantinou, there is an increase in admissions from respiratory system infections, mainly flu. She said that the number of Influenza A and B cases is approximately the same as last year.

She also said that figures show that 11.24% of the population has been vaccinated against the flu and more than 100,000 flu shots have been administered.

As regard the COVID cases Constantinou said that the week of February 5-11 saw a further decrease in the positivity rate and the number of cases diagnosed. There were 809 cases and the positivity rate was at 0.9%. Admissions to the hospital and the ICU’s were also reduced, in all ages, she added.

However, she urged people to continue to observe personal protection measures, which are the same for all respiratory viruses, ie individual hand hygiene, distances and face masks. She said that citizens with symptoms should remain at home.

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