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31% of all Covid-19 cases in Cyprus are asymptomatic (new report)

According to the latest report by the Health Ministry’s Epidemiological Surveillance Unit published on Thursday, 280 (31%) of 904 cases recorded until May 12 did not have symptoms.

The elaborate report also found that as of May 12, 20.9% of all cases are healthcare workers (189 people).

The new report’s summarised findings are:

  • As of May 12, a total of 904 COVID-19 cases and 23 deaths (case fatality rate: 2.5%) have been reported in the Republic of Cyprus.
  • Among these cases, 20.9% are health-care workers (189 people) – 4.3% physicians (39 people), 10.5% nurses (95 people), 1.4% other health occupations (13 people), and 4.7% auxiliary staff (42 people).
  • The median age of cases is 45 years (interquartile range – IQR: 32-59 years); 49.8% are female and 50.2% are male.
  • Overall, of 760 cases for which the place of exposure was known, locally acquired infections (index cases and close contacts of confirmed cases) were 631 (83%) – of these 8.2% (62 people) were related to a health-care facility (General Hospital in Paphos) and 12.7% (80 people) were reported in Aradippou municipality.
  • In total, 19.1% (173 people) of cases received hospital care, of which 135 (78%) have been discharged alive from the hospital. The median age of all hospitalized patients is 62 years (interquartile range: 49-73 years), and 65.3% are male.
  • Four 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 May 12); all of these were intubated.
  • Overall, 481 (53.2%) cases have recovered.
  • A total of 78,239 tests have been performed as of May 12 (8,932.4 per 100,000

Click here for the full report.

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