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Health Ministry announces on Friday five more deaths and a revised number of COVID-19 cases

Five more deaths from COVID-19, recorded between August and October 2021, that were reported to the authorities at a later stage, and the revised total number of coronavirus cases that emerged after updating its database, were announced on Friday by Cyprus’ Ministry of Health.

According to announcements by the Health Ministry, the total number of patients who died from COVID-19 until March 17, 2022 is 910 and not 905, while the total number of cases until March 14 is 355,493 and not 356,784 as the sum on which yesterday`s daily briefing was based.

The five deaths that were reported at a later stage concern an 83-year-old man who died on 29/08/2021, a 68-year-old woman who died on 01/09/2021, a 66-year-old woman who died on 05/09/2021, another woman, 96, who passed away on 26/09/2021 and a woman, 68, who passed away on 25/10/2021.

Therefore, it added, from Friday’s daily announcement, new deaths from COVID-19, will be added to the total of 910. Of these, 551 are men and 359 are women, the Ministry said.

As regards cases, the revised number emerged, according to the Ministry, in the framework of the preparation of the National Report. It said that by analysing the epidemiological data for the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry has updated its database, having recorded and verified all the data reported in the previous months to the Epidemiological Surveillance Unit.

As a result, it said, it appears that the total number of cases as of March 14 is 355,493 and not 356,784. “Therefore, from today`s daily announcement, the new cases will be added to the total number of 366,452,” it said.

The Health Ministry said that this practice, of regularly updating the databases, is applied by all states, both for transparency and for the correct and complete recording of epidemiological surveillance data. It added that it is doing the same, and that it will be will keeping the public informed of any new data it records, for transparency reasons.

(CNA)

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