The weekly coronavirus positivity rate is increasing, according to the National Disease Report until March 2, released today by the Ministry of Health, with the problem being particularly prevalent in the Limassol district, where the morbidity burden is very high. with the cumulative effect of 14 days exceeding the limit of 500 / 100,000 and reaching 641.2 / 100,000.
During the 14 reported days (February 17 – March 2) 68% of the cases were in the province of Limassol (1,592 out of a total of 2,340 cases). The cumulative effect of 14 days has increased significantly in people under 19, which is mainly due to the influx in schools, but also to the productive ages of 20-60 years. In those over 60, the cumulative effect is milder.
In hospitals, the situation remains manageable for the time being. The daily numbers of admissions and patients are around 8 and 79 respectively (7-day moving averages) respectively. A large volume of new admissions (mobile average of 7 days) remains from Limassol, with 72% of patients being in the province of Limassol (67 cases).
From the program of rapid tests of the Ministry of Health, it appears that the percentage of positivity recorded an increase last week and is now at 0.4% from 0.2% last week. In Limassol the percentage increased from 0.5% to 0.8%. In addition, the number of reproductions is estimated at 1.59.
Across Cyprus, the cumulative impact of 14 days is much higher at 263.5 / 100,000 inhabitants compared to 168.7 / 100,000 last week. Individually, the cumulative impact in Nicosia, Famagusta, Larnaca and Paphos remains below the 150 / 100,000 threshold set by the ECDC, however there is an increase compared to the previous week. Analytically, in Nicosia the cumulative effect is 134.5 / 100,000 (from 81.4 / 100,000), in Larnaca 91.9 / 100,000 (from 65.8 / 100,000), in Famagusta 61.3 / 100,000 (from 36.8 / 100,000), in Paphos 77.6 / 100,000 (from 34.6 / 100,000).
In Limassol the morbidity burden is very high, with the cumulative impact of 14 days exceeding the limit of 500 / 100,000 and reaching 641.2 / 100,000. According to the ECDC classification, areas with a cumulative impact of 14 days greater than 500 / 100,000 are classified in deep red.
According to the National Report, as of March 2, 34,776 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the Republic of Cyprus, with 232 deaths due to COVID-19 (COVID-19 mortality: 0.7%).
The cumulative incidence of 14 days of COVID-19 (diagnosed cases of 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants) is 263.5. During the 14 days (February 17 – March 2), 2,340 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded. The median age of COVID-19 cases was 36 years, 50.6% in women and 49.3% in men.
Based on the epidemiological history, 0.9% were cases with a recent travel history, while 99.1% were cases of domestic transmission.
On March 4, 93 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized. Their median age was 63 years, with 59.1% (n = 55) affecting men and 72% cases from the province of Limassol.
According to the recorded data, 13 people were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 10 were intubated. The median age of COVID-19 patients in ICU was 63 years while 9 cases (69.2%) involved men. A total of 12 people (92.3%) in ICU had underlying diseases.
During the 14 reported days, 34,457 molecular tests (PCR) (3,880.3 per 100,000 population) and 446,286 rapid antigen tests (50,257.4 per 100,000 population) were performed.
From February 17 to March 2) 2,340 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the laboratory. The cumulative impact of 14 days of COVID-19 (diagnosed cases of 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants), an indicator that reflects the percentage of active cases of COVID-19 in the population is 263.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Among the 2,340 COVID-19 cases diagnosed as of February 17, 50.6% were women and 49.3% men, and for three cases (0.1%) information was not available.
By age groups: 519 infants, children and adolescents 0-19 years (22.2%), 1,480 adults aged 20-59 years (63.2%), 340 people aged 60 years and over (14.5%), while for a person is not currently available his age.
The median age of all COVID-19 cases of 14 days is 36 years. The median age of adults (≥ 18 years) with COVID-19 is 41 years.
Among the cases diagnosed in the 14 days, 1,592 (68%) had a place of residence in the province of Limassol, 466 (19.9%) in the province of Nicosia, 137 (5.9%) in the province of Larnaca, 74 (3.2%) in the province of Paphos, 30 (1.3%) in the province of free Famagusta and 41 cases (1.8%) concern the British bases or residence in change or there was no information available for them.
During the 14 days (February 17-March 2), out of the 2,340 recorded confirmed cases of COVID-19, 0.9% related to cases with a recent travel history, while 99.1% related to domestic broadcasts. 33.9% did not report any symptoms at diagnosis, while 66.1% reported at least one symptom. In addition, 555 people with COVID-19 (23.7%) reported at least one underlying disease.
Based on the recorded data, among the people diagnosed with COVID-19, 232 deaths were recorded until March 4, 2021, with the underlying cause being COVID-19 disease (COVID-19 mortality: 0.7%).
The COVID-19 mortality per 100,000 population is 26.1. There were 155 deaths (66.8%) in men and 77 (33.2%) in women. The median age of people with COVID-19 who died from this disease was 81 years.
79 (34.1%) deaths were reported in the province of Nicosia, 69 (29.7%) in the province of Limassol, 42 (18.1%) in the province of Larnaca, 18 (7.8%) in the province of Paphos, 15 (6, 5%) in the province of free Famagusta and 9 deaths (3.9%) related to the British bases or residence in change or there was no information available for them.
The median time from the date of sampling to the date of death from COVID-19 was 13 days. The graph shows the number of deaths per day with underlying cause of COVID-19 disease. Based on the registered data, among the people diagnosed with COVID-19, as of March 4, 2021,283 deaths from each cause were reported (mortality from each cause on the diagnosed cases of COVID-19: 0.8%).
Mortality (deaths from any cause in people with COVID-19 per 100,000 population) is 31.9. There were 193 deaths in men (68.2%) and in women90 (31.8%). The median age of people with COVID-19 who died was 81 years.
90 (31.8%) deaths were reported in the province of Nicosia, 88 (31.1%) in the province of Limassol, 52 (18.4%) in the province of Larnaca, 24 (8.5%) in the province of Paphos, 17 (6, 1%) in the province of free Famagusta and 11 deaths (3.9%) relate to British bases or residence in change or no information was available.
The median time from the date of sampling to the date of death from each cause in individuals with COVID-19 was 12 days.
By March 4, 2021, a total of 5.2% of COVID-19 cases had received hospital care. The median age of the hospitalized persons is 65 years. Hospital care was mainly for men. The median age of people still hospitalized (until March 4, 2021) is 63 years and 59.1% are men. 72% concern patients from the province of Limassol, while 68 people (73.1%) reported underlying diseases.
A total of 185 patients (10.3% of the total number of patients) were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. The median age of those admitted to the ICU was 69 years. The patients in the ICU were mainly men. The median length of stay in the ICU (for all patients admitted to the ICU) is 15 days.
According to the registered data, on March 4, 2021.13 patients were in ICU. The median age of these patients was 63 years. 69.2% (n = 9) of the cases concerned men, while 12 people (92.3%) who were in the ICU had underlying diseases.
The number of patients currently in the ICU, according to registered data, per 100,000 inhabitants, is 1.5. Of the 185 patients admitted to the ICU, 173 (93.5%) were intubated and 10 are still intubated.
By March 4, 2021, 90.1% of COVID-19 cases have been released / recovered.