The picture remains very good in terms of the cumulative impact of COVID-19 cases, while the weekly rate of positiveness throughout Cyprus remained at 0.1%, according to the National Report on the disease with epidemiological data until June 1, which gives published by the Ministry of Health on Friday.
As the Ministry of Health points out in general, the weekly positive rate is low.
From the results of the antigen test program of the Ministry of Health, it is observed that the percentage of positivity in Cyprus last week remained stable at 0.1%. Individually in the provinces, the positivity rate decreased in Larnaca and Famagusta from 0.2% to 0.1% and remained stable in the provinces of Limassol (0.2%), Nicosia (0.1%) and Paphos (0, 0%).
Also, the weekly positive rate in nursing homes is now at zero.
Regarding the cumulative effect, the Ministry of Health notes that “the picture remains very good, since the downward trend continues and now across Cyprus it reaches below the limit of 150 / 100,000, ie 130 / 100,000”.
In particular, in the provinces there is a large decrease as follows: in Famagusta from 327.2 / 100,000 to 222.9 / 100,000, in Larnaca from 200 / 100,000 to 99.3 / 100,000, in Limassol from 242 / 100,000 to 177.2 / 100,000, in Nicosia from 199.5 / 100,000 to 103.9 / 100,000 and in Paphos from 119.5 / 100,000 to 54.5 / 100,000.
The play number is 0.56.
The Ministry of Health also states that “after the significant improvement in epidemiological indicators, as a result of the vaccination coverage of the population, but also the proper observance of personal protection measures and health protocols by the majority of citizens, Cyprus is now colored orange on the map ECDC ».
He warns, however, that “despite the lifting of measures and the resumption of the economy and social activity, we continue to require attention and vigilance from all, along with vaccinations, in order to remain on a path of improvement that will allow us to proceed more safely.”
It is also noted that from now on, the national report and the analysis of deaths will be issued every 15 days. Therefore, the next reports will be published on June 18, 2021.
The National Report states that as of June 1, 2021, 71,399 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the Republic of Cyprus, with 361 deaths due to COVID-19 (COVID-19 mortality: 0.5%).
The cumulative incidence of 14 days of COVID-19 (diagnosed cases of 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants) is 130.
In the last 14 days (May 19 – June 1) 1,154 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded.
The median age of COVID-19 cases was 31 years (Intra-quadratic range: 21-44 years), 51.4% in men (593) and 48.6% in women (561).
Based on the epidemiological history, 5.5% (63) were cases with a recent travel history, while 94.5% (1,091) were cases of domestic transmission.
According to the National Report on June 2, 2021, 66 people with COVID-19 (diagnosis until June 1) were hospitalized. Their median age was 65 years (Intra-Quarter range: 49 – 71 years), with 60.6% (40) being men and 37.9% (25) people from the province of Nicosia.
In total, 41 (62.1%) people with COVID-19 who were treated reported underlying diseases.
According to the registered data, 19 people (diagnosed until June 1) were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom were intubated. The median age of COVID-19 patients in ICU was 67 years (Intra-quartile range: 60-71 years), while 13 cases (68.4%) involved men. In total, 10 people (52.6%) in ICU had underlying diseases.
It is also reported that in the last 14 days, 84,130 molecular tests (PCR) (9,474.1 per 100,000 population) and 638,543 antigen rapid test (71,908 per 100,000 population) have been performed.
By June 1, 2021, 97% (68,782) of COVID-19 cases have been released and / or recovered.
Most deaths in December and January, Limassol highest mortality
In addition, according to the Death Analysis with data as of June 3, 2021, 432 deaths of people diagnosed with COVID-19 have been reported. 67% are men (288 deaths) and the remaining 33% are women (144 deaths).
Of the 432 deaths, 362 (84%) had COVID-19 as the underlying cause.
66% of the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 disease is related
men (240 deaths) and the remaining 34% are women (122 deaths).
As mentioned the ratio of men – women is 2: 1.
One in five deaths occurs in the 80-84 age group (85). The median age of people with the underlying cause of COVID-19 has decreased from 82 years in 2020 to 77 years in 2021.
According to the Death Analysis in December 2020 and January 2021, the highest number of deaths of people positive for COVID-19 has been recorded, since the beginning of the pandemic until today, with the percentage reaching 40% of the total number of deaths ( 85 and 86 deaths respectively). It is followed by April 2021 with a percentage of 15% (63) and May 2021 with a percentage of 12% (53).
The highest percentage of deaths of people positive for COVID-19 disease, with underlying cause of death being COVID-19 disease, concerns people with permanent residence in the District of Limassol (131, 36%). They are followed by the Province of Nicosia (126, 35%), the Province of Larnaca (63, 17%), the Province of Paphos (24.7%), the Province of Famagusta (n = 14, 4%), 4 deaths have Indefinite Province of permanent residence (1 %).
Limassol has the highest mortality rate per 100,000 population (52.8 deaths per 100,000 population). It is followed by Larnaca with 42.3 deaths per 100,000 population and Nicosia with 36.4 deaths per 100,000 population.
It is presented by the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health
Annalisa Quattrocchi, Ioannis Mamais, Valentinos Silvestros, Anna Dimitriou (Health Monitoring Unit), Maria Athanasiadou (Unit
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