Seven new coronavirus cases were confirmed on Thursday after the processing of 2,545 samples, raising total cases in the Republic of Cyprus to 850.
Thursday’s cases involve four contacts of other known cases, one person who had recently been repatriated from abroad, one person who took the initiative to get tested, and one medical professional.
Experts speaking at the daily briefing warned that with the first phase of the easing of restrictions set to be implemented on Monday, this is not the time for complacency but for even greater care.
The island’s coronavirus death toll remained stable at 15.
Meanwhile, the north has so far confirmed 108 coronavirus cases.
According to epidemiological data released on Thursday concerning the period up to April 28, the coronavirus death rate in Cyprus is at 2.4 per cent.
The majority of confirmed cases involve medical professionals (180 or 21.5%), of which 4.5 % or 38 are doctors, 10.8% or 90 are nurses, 1.4% or 12 are other types of health professionals, and 4.8% or 40 are assistants.
The average age of COVID-19 cases is 46 years, while 50.5% of confirmed cases are women.
A total of 164 confirmed coronavirus cases, or 19.6%, received hospital care, of which 116, or 70.7%, have been discharged. The average age of hospitalized patients is 62 years, with the majority (66.9%) being men.
So far, a total of 269 (35.4%) of confirmed cases have recovered from the virus.
By April 28, a total of 53,120 coronavirus tests were completed in labs across Cyprus, corresponding to 6,046.6 tests per 100,000 people.