In the past two weeks, 26 of the 31 new coronavirus cases (84%) were imported and only five (16%) were locally acquired, according to the latest coronavirus national surveillance report that was released by the Health Ministry today.
As of June 16, a total of 985 COVID-19 cases and 25 deaths (case fatality rate: 2.5%) have been reported in the Republic of Cyprus.
Among these cases, 19.4% are health-care workers (n = 191) – 4% physicians (n = 39), 9.8% nurses (n = 97), 1.3% other health occupations (n = 13), and 4.3% auxiliary staff (n = 42).
The median age of cases is 45 years (Interquartile range – IQR: 30-59 years); 50.7% are male and 49.3% are female.
Overall, of 840 cases for which the place of exposure was known, locally acquired infections (index cases and close-contacts of confirmed cases) were 674 (80.2%).
Of these 8.5% (n = 57) were related to a health-care facility (General Hospital in Paphos) and 12.5% (n = 84) were reported in Aradippou municipality.
In the last 14 days (since June 3, included), of 31 cases reported, 84% (n = 26) were imported, and 16% (n = 5) were locally-acquired
In total, 18.2% (n = 179) of cases received hospital care, of which 146 patients (81.6%) have been discharged alive from the hospital. Median age of all hospitalized patients is 62 years (IQR: 49-73 years) and 64.8% are males.
Two patients were still in intensive care units (for part of the day if they died, were discharged or transferred on that day or for the whole day, by June 16); one of them was intubated.
Among cases alive, 818 (85.2%) cases have recovered (without symptoms and with two negative tests following their diagnosis or released 21 days after diagnosis).
A total of 143,602 tests have been performed as of June 16 (16,394.8 per 100,000 population).